Presbyterians in Action

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Sometimes we wonder if our actions, gestures or small gifts can really make a difference in a world filled with so much need. Presbyterians prove that by working together, pooling our resources and setting goals, big things can be accomplished. Whether saving pennies, transforming a birthday celebration into a fundraiser, launching a campaign or holding a benefit concert, change is happening thanks to the support of Presbyterians in Canada.

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Acting in their local communities, Presbyterians across Canada are helping create peaceful, hopeful and sustainable futures for our brothers and sisters across the globe. Hopping for Hope in Ecuador  Chinese Presbyterian Church Preschool students in Vancouver, BC, participated in a ‘hop-a-thon’ to raise money for communities impacted by the earthquake in Ecuador. Eager to make […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Presbyterians across Canada—through their actions and generosity—are helping communities build more sustainable futures. Garden Party Got Your Goat? At their 150th anniversary garden party celebration, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Nanaimo, BC held a hotdog sale, with funds going towards purchasing a goat for a family in Malawi. “Enough funds were raised to purchase eight […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Presbyterians across Canada—through their actions and generosity—are helping communities build more sustainable futures. Whether it’s saving coins, advocating for change or hosting a benefit concert, Presbyterians prove that by working together, small actions can create positive change in our global village. A Classroom for Every Child This past Christmas, the congregation at Trinity York Mills in […]

Event News: Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Project Information Meeting

by Karen Bokma

In Malawi, the majority of people practice small-scale farming and rely on maize as their staple crop. Soil degradation, high rates of poverty and the rising costs of commercial fertilizers make it difficult for these farmers to increase crop production or purchase a variety of other foods to balance their diets. Inadequate food production and […]

Youth in Salmon Arm BC Raise $3,900 for clean water

by Karen Bokma

Ainsley Sosnowsky and Karrah Cochrane—ages 13 and 11—are the only members of the youth group at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Although small in number, their efforts will transform the life of a community in Africa struggling with water shortages. While turning on the tap to get a drink or flushing […]

Alberta Congregation Welcomes Refugee Family to Canada

by Karen Bokma

There are growing concerns about the rising number of refugees worldwide. The number of people forced to flee around the world has exceeded 50 million. Half of all refugees and displaced people are children. Many of them live in crowded camps, waiting for peace and an opportunity to return home. They have to move if […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action with Global Impact

by Karen Bokma

In a world filled with need, our church is responding by taking local action with a global impact. Whether its by saving coins, advocating for change, transforming a birthday celebration into a fundraiser or holding a benefit concert, Presbyterians across Canada are helping communities overcome poverty and build more sustainable futures. Clean Water, Better Life […]

Join Team PWS&D at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon

by Karen Bokma

In a world filled with need, our church walks hand-in-hand with the distressed and marginalized. What if instead of walking, we ran? On Sunday October 19, 2014, join Team PWS&D and run in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Choose from a variety of events including a 5K walk/run, half marathon (21K) and a full marathon (42K). […]

Presbyterians in Action: January 2014

by Karen Bokma

Presbyterians across Canada are taking action and demonstrating that by working together, pooling our resources and setting goals, we have the power to make a difference. Here’s how Presbyterians are showing God’s love to those in need! The children at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Riverview, NB, were so touched by a PWS&D presentation about maternal […]

Mark Your Calendars – PWS&D Sunday is February 2, 2014

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D Sunday is a time for you and your congregation to remember the work our church is doing together to support marginalized and vulnerable people through programs in international development and emergency relief. Make February 2nd* a day to think of those who struggle for basic necessities such as nutritious food, clean water, adequate health […]