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Churches Offer Hospitality to Pokémon Go Players

2019-04-18T10:57:29-04:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News|

The cellphone game Pokémon Go was all the rage this summer. and some Presbyterian churches had fun offering hospitality to players in their neighbourhoods and garnering some attention from the local press. In Pokémon Go. players use their cellphones as they walk through areas of the real world in [...]

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Worshipping Together

2019-04-18T11:03:20-04:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News|

Canadian Presbyterians donated more than $233,000 through Presbyterian World Service & Development in response to the fires that tore through Fort McMurray, Alta., in early May. Nearly 90,000 people were evacuated from Fort McMurray after the fires jumped the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers and burned down 2,400 buildings, including [...]

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Kenora Centre Ending Emergency Shelter Program

2016-06-20T15:31:30-04:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Community News|Tags: |

After struggling for months to keep their emergency shelter open, the Kenora Fellowship Centre will be winding up the program as of July 1, with plans to eventually transition the program to a location run by the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre.

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Churches Still Waiting for Arrival of Sponsored Refugees

2016-06-20T15:17:39-04:00June 20th, 2016|Categories: Community News|Tags: , |

When St. Andrew’s, Kitchener, Ont., was paired with a refugee family in January, they were told the family would arrive within three days to a week. Almost six months later, they are still waiting; and they are not the only ones.

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The Record Picks Up Two Dozen Awards

2016-06-01T00:00:28-04:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News|

The Presbyterian Record was named among the best Canadian church magazines of 2015, picking up two dozen awards at the end of April for excellent work done by its editors, writers, art director, designer, columnists, bloggers and freelancers. The Canadian Church Press awarded the Record third place in the category [...]

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Members of Fort McMurray Church are Safe, Some Have Lost Homes

2016-05-06T09:54:43-04:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Community News|Tags: |

As the devastating fires continue to burn through Fort McMurray, Alta., the congregation of Faith Presbyterian is doing their best to move forward during this difficult time, says minister Rev. Lisa Aide.

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Presbyterian Record Picks Up Two Dozen Awards

2016-05-03T08:58:42-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Community News|

The Presbyterian Record was named amongst the best Canadian church magazines of 2015, picking up two dozen citations at the end of April for excellent work done by its editors, writers, art director, designer, columnists, bloggers and freelancers.

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Kenora Centre needs help

2016-05-01T00:00:35-04:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News|

The Kenora Fellowship Centre is urgently seeking donations to keep its emergency shelter open after the city council delayed an amendment to a new zoning bylaw, effectively halting plans to shift responsibility for the shelter to another organization. The Presbyterian-supported mission originally planned to close its shelter on April 1, [...]

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‘We’re Not There Yet’

2016-04-01T00:00:31-04:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Community News|

A draft report from Justice Ministries on the topic of human sexuality needed more work, the Life and Mission Agency decided at its March meeting. The report, which was originally intended to come before this year’s General Assembly, was written as a response to more than a dozen overtures referred [...]

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