First Presbyterian Church, together with its minister, Rev. Marianne Emig Carr, was awarded a YMCA Peace Medal during YMCA Peace Week, Nov 20-24. First Presbyterian and Rev. Marianne received the Medal for their work in sponsoring Syrian refugees for resettlement in the Brockville community.
Together with other churches, community groups and the Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry, First Presbyterian has been an active part of four different Constituent Groups, which have settled 23 Syrian refugees in Brockville and Eastern Ontario. All four sponsorships were undertaken through the auspices of the PCC as the Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH).
Many thanks to the YMCA of Brockville and Area for this award, to Rob and Michelle at PWS&D and to all who have, and continue to work, to reach out to the most vulnerable in our world and give them an opportunity for a new life.