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A member of Knox Spadina

2019-02-13T15:15:18-04:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

A member of Knox Spadina, Toronto, received the Meritorious Service Cross from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in November for his dedication to giving children in developing countries access to education. Tom Affleck has grown SchoolBOX, his grassroots NGO, from a struggling start-up to an organization that has [...]

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Past, Present & Future

2019-02-13T15:43:06-04:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

The idea bubbled up over a breakfast shared by women ministers in communities west of Toronto. Rev. Gale Macdonald was planning a service at her church, Clarkson Road in Mississauga, Ont., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The other ministers [...]

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The CHOSYN one

2019-02-13T16:05:22-04:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

Hassen al Hussein, born on Nov. 6, is a miracle child whose birth has knitted together two churches, a mosque, dozens of local volunteers and caregivers, and a medical staff that defied the odds. Hassen's family—parents, Mostafa and Bahijeh, and his two older brothers, Mohammed (6) and Yassine (5)—arrived [...]

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An ‘Agonizing’ Decision

2019-03-06T16:11:21-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

Three refugee sponsorship groups in the Presbyterian Church have had to consider making an "agonizing" decision. Toward the end of August, some sponsorship groups received letters informing them that, due to delays in processing their sponsored refugees' cases, they may be offered new cases of families that are cleared and [...]

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Farris Designated Emeritus

2019-03-06T16:13:44-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

Former moderator, Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris was bestowed with two more titles in October. The board of the Vancouver School of Theology agreed to honour Farris with the title of professor emeritus in recognition “of his distinguished service to the school as both professor of homiletics and interim principal.” The honour [...]

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Soldier Finally Laid to Rest

2019-03-12T11:01:07-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

Capt. Frances Savill, padre of the Algonquin Regiment, officiated at the burial of Pte. Kenneth Duncanson on Sept. 14 at the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, near Brugge, Belgium. The Presbyterian soldier from Wallacetown, Ont., fought in World War II and was killed on the morning of Sept. 14, 1944. [...]

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Hurricane Devastates Haiti

2019-03-12T15:50:14-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

On Oct. 4, the strongest hurricane in nearly a decade hit the island nation of Haiti, killing more than 900 people, destroying homes and crops, and leaving a flooded ruin in its wake. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall near the southwestern town of Les Anglais, then moved north [...]

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Cindy Blackstock to Receive 2017 E.H. Johnson Award

2019-03-12T15:56:04-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

Child welfare advocate Cindy Blackstock has been chosen to receive the 2017 E.H. Johnson Award in recognition of her work on behalf of First Nations children and families, and her ongoing advocacy on behalf of First Nations peoples. Blackstock is executive director of the First Nations Child and Family [...]

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History Committee Aims to Celebrate Presbyterians

2019-03-12T16:00:55-04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the Committee on History is preparing a book on Presbyterians whose lives and work have been significant in some way. “This book will recognize the work of people within the Presbyterian Church in Canada over the past 150 years either for faithful service, [...]

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Canadian Bible Society – National Director

2019-04-11T14:03:27-04:00October 1st, 2016|Categories: Record News|

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 ceremony in September at Trinity, Toronto. Dent was appointed in April. He was ordained in the PCC in 1988 and has served congregations [...]

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