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         Signs, signs, everywhere are signs at First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ont. The congregation resumed worship in the church building on Oct. 4, 2020. Church staff and the Leading with Care Committee worked hard to ensure the safety of the congregation and visitors, and to comply with all guidance from the local health unit. Hand sanitizer, masks and face shields, and directional signage are the order of the day. However, that did not prevent the use of some humour!
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Bramalea, Ont., has decided to continue with online worship for the time being. Online worship includes hymns led by worship leader, Shelly Watson, preludes and postludes provided by choir director, Paul Pacanowsk, and service by the Rev. Barb Molengraaf with the tech assistance of Stacey Wantenaar. While worship is still being offered online, the Rev. Barb Molengraaf’s online “Pastor’s Chats” morphed into outdoor chats on church grounds this fall.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Markham, Ont., took part in October’s Ride for Refuge on bikes and by foot. This is the fifth year Team Lightning Bolt has taken part to raise funds for PWS&D. Despite the COVID-19 challenges, the team raised over $3,600. Featured in the photos above are: founding member, Thomas (centre), flanked by his parents, Steve and Victoria; Andy Li, getting ready for his ride; the Rev. Peter Ma and Mora Ma, who found a beautiful place to walk; Marlene Buie, David Banfield, Jennifer Banfield and Bev Fairman participating in the walk.
  Each week on Thursdays at 2 p.m., Armour Heights Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ont., invites friends for an online Community Café. It is a time to gather for virtual coffee or tea, catch up with friends, and enjoy fellowship safely and comfortably from home.

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