Today, we pulled the plug on a beautiful life. With a few “ayes” the directors approved recommendations to cease publication of the Presbyterian Record after the December issue.
After a Sunday service in March, an extra buzz of excitement could be felt in the hall of St. Andrew’s, Cobourg, Ont. After months of fundraising, volunteering and praying, the congregation was meeting a family of four Syrian refugees they helped bring to the area for the first time.
Summertime is usually a slower time in congregational life. But this summer was very busy for St. Mark’s, Don Mills, Toronto. The congregation initiated and […]
In the early years when my parents were healthy it was just the pain of parting; but in later years when they were older, when Parkinson’s had robbed my father of an enjoyable life, the fear was always that I wouldn’t see him again.
Ever Since I attended a conference at Presbyterian College, Montreal, in February, I’ve been thinking of how the church can continue to care for the sick and the dying, as it has for hundreds, perhaps 2,000 years. My journey has taken me to three places.
As numbers continue their downward slide, and congregations begin to feel the shrinking pains, many are being forced to seek out new alternatives to the traditional church model.
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent (seen here with his wife, Lynne) was installed to his new position as national director of the Canadian Bible Society at […]
A Presbyterian residential school is about to take centre stage when Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie holds two concerts to raise money and awareness about […]
Nominations are now being accepted for the Presbyterian Women of Faith Awards. The award recognizes the work of women within the church, celebrating faithful service, a […]
Facing declining circulation and revenue, the board of directors of Presbyterian Record Inc. has decided to cease publication of the magazine with the December 2016 issue.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a small community congregation in Sackville, N.B, had much to celebrate on Sunday, September 18 as they marked the completion of […]
The Reformed Church Secondary School in Nagybereg held this year’s English summer camp from June 13-18. There were 10 teachers (two from the USA, one […]
It would take pages to list Rev. Dr. Joseph McLelland’s accomplishments. He has been a minister, was the Moderator of the General Assembly in 1985, has published many books on philosophy and theology, and has been a professor and administrator at Presbyterian College and McGill University, Montreal.
Twenty-four people were baptized at Can Kaga Otina Tipi Wakan on Aug. 9, 2015 At Birdtail First Nation in Manitoba, the bones of a dead […]
Pastors from six Arabic-speaking congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Canada held a retreat in Winnipeg in May for spiritual refreshment and mutual encouragement. The congregational […]
Days that open with wacky dancing and end in prayer. Meals spent discussing Bible study and Frisbee games. Evenings filled with worship and cotton candy. This was Canada Youth, a week-long conference held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.
Here’s a word I’ve just learned—thankfully one so easy I didn’t even need a dictionary to parse it: Gutmensch. This word has been all over social media and news programs in the past six months.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Maple, recently hosted a ‘Talk and Tour’ for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Women’s Association. The two religious communities have had a […]
While I love the passion and biblical focus that some Evangelicals place on moral and spiritual purity in the Christian life I can’t help but be discontent after 10+ years of Evangelical metamorphosis with basing my existence as a Christian on simplistic and rigid markers of spiritual growth.
In 2012, without enough money to pay the rent, the decision was made to become a church without walls. The lack of a permanent home has actually made the ministry more available to the community.