Renewal News – Summer 2020

In This Issue: "Everyone did as they saw fit" by Rev. Dr. Jonathan Hong; "When all is said and done" by Rev. Ian Shaw, RF Board chairperson; "We need to create new wineskins" by Rev. James Statham; "Panelists respond to Renewal Day message"; Profile: Paris Presbyterian Church" by Rev. Joel Sherbino; and "A new initiative, a renewed board and a great gift" by Rev. Andy Cornell, Executive Director ... Read more

2020 Renewal Day and AGM

More than 100 people joined us for our first online Renewal Day and AGM on Saturday, April 25th, 2020, using Zoom Webinar. The theme was "20/20 Vision: Vigilant and Vital." Speaker Rev. Jonathan Hong, of Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church, spoke about the current theological division in the denomination ... Read more

Renewal News – Spring 2020

In this issue: Renewal Day and AGM goes online; Dispelling Disorder, Embracing Truth – Ian Shaw, RF Board Chair; One Man's Holy Dissent – Rev. George Anderson; Orthodoxy in the PCC: Where It's At – A summary of the online discussions; Overtures from five congregations; Board profile: Jillian McWhinnie ... Read more

Read, Share, Study, and Pray

Churches from every nation and persuasion have responded quickly to the pandemic precautions. It’s inspiring. It’s powerful. It’s a witness to the truth that the church will never die. And it testifies to the dictum that the church is reformed and continues to do so. Many churches which are doing things differently have been sharing their practices ... Read more

May this shake us and wake us

Among the notable features of orthodoxy is the belief that God is always at work. He didn’t create the universe and walk away, nor does He just show up from time to time. Our triune God’s hands are in this world, constantly. In that light, what are we to make of the unprecedented reaction to COVID-19, the latest coronavirus that – we are told – is about to infect millions? We can immediately ... Read more

Renewal News – Winter 2020

In This Issue: Tracking the Remit Voting — 20/20 Vision in 2020 — On the road: Alberta/Saskatchewan/New Brunswick — Renewal’s Winter 2020 Prayer Guide — Regional conversations: Montreal, Moncton, Vaughan, Kelowna, and Calgary — Profile: Zion Charlottetown — "20/20 Vision: Vigilant and Vital" - RF Renewal Day, April 25th … Read more

Legal Opinions on the Impact of the Remits

Two advocates before the Supreme Court of Canada have written opinions that if the Remits are implemented in their current form, it will be difficult to effectively defend the position of PCC clergy, congregations, or members who refuse to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies, with potential resulting liability to the PCC itself. Any member of a church court can forward these legal opinions to their court’s clerk ... Read more

A Place To Stand

A gathering hosted by the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca at Vaughan Community Church, Ontario, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. You can watch the videos on the VCC EM Facebook page. We also have a recording of the event, which we have made available on the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca Youtube page. Conference Achievements and Next Steps ... Read more

Renewal News – Fall 2019

In This Issue: We have a prayer – Andy Cornell
Plus ça change – Ian Shaw
Renewal's response to the 2019 remits on marriage and sexuality
Remits go to presbyteries
A message the world doesn't want to hear – Andy Cornell
A holy discontent – Diane Eaton
A special request … Read more