The Presbyterian Church in Canada
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The Synod of Québec and Eastern Ontario is one of 8 synods within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It consists of five presbyteries: Quebec, Montreal, Seaway-Glengarry, Ottawa and Lanark-Renfrew. The geographical bounds of the Synod stretch from the Gaspésie in the east (Leggatt's Point) along the St. Lawrence Seaway to Lansdowne in the southwest, and north up the Ottawa Valley to Point Alexander, just past Petawawa. Included in the synod are two camps, Gracefield in West Quebec (managed by the Presbytery of Ottawa) and Camp d'Action Biblique in the Eastern Townships of Quebec (managed by the Presbytery of Quebec).
The Synod normally meets once a year, usually in October, to do its business and meet for fellowship. Every third year the synod meets as a conference. The synod has a small committee system and a "Synod Council" to manage its business between synods and bring the appropriate business to the synod when it meets. The synod currently meets as a "commissioned court" with each presbytery sending representatives to the once-a-year meeting - one minister commissioner and one elder commissioner for every four ministers in each presbytery.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is governed by a system of church courts. Most of the important decisions that affect the church are made as women and men prayerfully meet to discern the mind of Christ. From lower to higher, these are the four courts:
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