Renewal News – Fall 2018

In This Issue: • RF refines its mission • Is it always right to be right? – by Ian Shaw • Highlights from July's Board meeting • For a time such as this – by Germaine Lovelace • Search continues for new RF administrator • VBS: not just for kids (Grace West Hill) – by Janet Lou-Hing • Drama camp: a week of blessing (Parry Sound) – by Rosemary Forsythe • Love: deluxe or economy package? – by Diane Eaton • Meet your Renewal Board … Read more

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A very strange thing happened near my home a few weeks ago. It happened quickly, then was over in a few days and left me shell-shocked and amazed. At a busy country crossroads, a billboard was installed consisting of four separate statements, each in its own colourful box: “Bibles back in schools! Let the Bible ... Read more

Authentic, powerful & effective

What’s in a name? If it’s an organization or business – plenty. Pick one, the first that comes to mind. In my head, it’s “Acme Corporation,” the fictitious company in the Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner cartoons. (Don’t ask.) Acme is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the point at which someone or something is best, ... Read more

Don’t let it get you down

I’ve had more than a month to process this year’s General Assembly (GA). While each annual gathering of commissioners representing every presbytery from coast to coast to coast is unique in that never do we get exactly the same people each time, it’s still a fairly accurate cross-section of our denomination. I think of it ... Read more

Germaine’s Message of Hope

At the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, held in Waterloo, Ontario, Rev. Germaine Lovelace, a member of Renewal Fellowship's board of directors, delivered a powerful message to the church: "What God is calling us as Presbyterians is to take nothing with us." Watch the entire video.

GA 2018: Collision Avoided.

WATERLOO -- Faced with a divisive vote on same-sex marriage, General Assembly 2018 chose a more peaceful path, directing a special committee of former moderators to recommend a way forward in an effort to preserve unity. The committee, which will consist of moderators from 2005-2017, is tasked "to propose a way ahead that allows the ... Read more

Renewal News Summer 2018

In This Issue: • General Assembly: Collision Avoided • Notable General Assembly Decisions • Renewal and Hope in British Columbia • Renewal in BC: History and Future • Renewal: Cedar Tree Ministries • Renewal at Knox Sooke • Thriving in Babylon: Our Three Speakers • Meet Your Renewal Board Members and Staff … Read more

2018 Conference – Thriving in Babylon

More than 100 Presbyterians and friends from coast to coast filled a sanctuary at Vaughan Community Church, Thornhill, Ontario, on April 20-21, 2018, for Thriving in Babylon, two days of encouragement and challenge for the Christ-centred, Bible-believing church. To listen to the theme speeches, click here.