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   In September, the youth group at Lucknow Presbyterian Church in Lucknow, Ont., donned layers upon layers of warm clothing to gather for an outdoor movie night. Before the movie began, the Rev. Paul Sakasov led in devotion and prayer. PHOTO CREDIT: THE REV. PAUL SAKASOV.
The congregation of Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church in Renfrew, Ont., has been worshipping online since March 2020. The congregation has been active in sharing photos for many special Sundays. For Thanksgiving Sunday, members sent in photos of “Thankful Hands” and one member created a display to share online.
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Bramalea, Ont., is figuring out what Advent and Christmas celebrations might look like as ministry continues for the still sheltering-at-home congregation. The Rev. Barb Molengraaf—a self-admitted out-of-the-box pastor—has already come up with some exciting, creative ideas, such as distributing plasticine Advent wreaths to all of the children and hosting a silent Christmas Eve candlelight sanctuary “walk to the crèche.” Most recently, the church welcomed the arrival of a long-awaited, handcrafted, outdoor nativity scene.
On Oct. 4, 2020, First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ont., finally ordained its two newest elders and admitted them to Session. Tamara Chapman and Brenda Fisk were elected at the Annual Meeting in early March, but had to wait until October for ordination at the first public worship service since March 15. Welcome and congratulations to Tamara and Brenda! The congregation of First PC, Brockville, is thankful for their willingness to answer God’s call and share their gifts.
In August, after months of virtual meetings, the youth group at Lucknow Presbyterian Church in Lucknow, Ont., met safely in person for pizza and s’mores. People took turns getting pizza and roasting marshmallows from individual s’more packages. PHOTO CREDIT: THE REV. PAUL SAKASOV.

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