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   The congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Pictou, N.S., honoured elders Peter MacKay (left) and Fraser Munroe (right) on the 50th anniversary of their ordination to the eldership on Oct. 18, 2020. They were both ordained on Oct. 18, 1970. The Rev. Shelly Chandler (centre) presented each of them with a plaque and card in appreciation for their many faithful years of service in which they provided spiritual support and guidance to the congregation, church and their community.
The Rev. Jon Van Den Berg leads worship at Dorchester Presbyterian Church in Dorchester, Ont., on Tuesday mornings with our volunteers. Worship was held outdoors from July until October and is shared online every week for people to participate in their own personal time of Sabbath, praise and from wherever they may be. The outdoor worship team consists of the Rev. Jon Van Den Berg, Dorothy Atkins, Janet Carter, Wally Lisowyk and Linda Charlton. Worship and praise are shared, and all are welcome.
This August, Grace Presbyterian Church in Calgary, Alta., teamed up with Never Too Late, a General Education Development (GED) program for adult learners in Calgary, to host outdoor graduations in the Grace parking lot for 22 students. Laura, a Never Too Late graduate, poses with her daughter and husband, at the outdoor graduation ceremony.
     On Oct. 25, 2020, Dr. Albertha Henry-Carmichael was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament by the Oak Ridges Presbytery at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church (RHPC) in Richmond Hill, Ont. The ordination service was live streamed for those who could not attend in person. In attendance were presbytery moderator and ruling elder, John Buie; the Rev. Dr. John Vissers; presbytery clerk, the Rev. Jeff Loach; the Rev. Duncan Jeffrey of RHPC; presbytery and congregation members; Chaplain George Sytnyk, multi-faith chaplain from Mackenzie Health; as well as Albertha’s family and friends. All were honoured to attend and congratulate the Rev. Dr. Albertha Henry-Carmichael. May God be with her as she continues in Jesus’ service. PHOTO CREDIT: ROGER POTTS.

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