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FALL 2020
  St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Bramalea, Ont., has six members who are health care workers in hospitals throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The congregation wanted to show love and appreciation for the sacrifices they are making, so church member Lee Janoschak made thank-you signs. The medical staff at a Brampton hospital, where one member works, posed with the signs prior to posting them on the walls where they could be seen by all.
  St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh, Ont., celebrated its usual June “Growth in the Lord Sunday” by delivering special bags of popcorn to the youth. The congrega- tion also delivered graduation cards to those missing their graduation ceremonies. The gifts were well received—just one way to keep a connection with the kids during the prolonged separation.
On May 31, seven elders from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay, Ont., some with partners, formed a convoy of seven vehicles and visited 24 homes of members who were not able to access virtual worship services. Their visits took place outside where physical distancing measures could be maintained throughout the visit.
  At Point Edward Presbyterian Church in Point Edward, Ont., members have been meeting online every Sunday morning for cof- fee/tea and conversation, which has helped keep their faith and friendship alive during these times.
This summer, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay, Ont., offered a free Lunch Bag program that was gratefully accessed by the community. Volunteers at the church, following Health Unit guidelines, prepared the bags containing a real fruit juice box, sandwich, cookies, fruit, hand wipes, napkins and a scripture quote. People picked up the lunch bags outside the church.

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