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FALL 2021
   During the month of June, Glenview Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ont., offered an outdoor Scavenger Hunt for children and young families. The 10 hidden clues led participants through the biblical story of Joseph and included simple activities for all ages. The Scavenger Hunt provided a fun and safe opportunity of outdoor learn- ing for children and families after the long months of lockdown and stay-at-home orders in Toronto.
Lochwinnoch Presbyterian Church in Renfrew County, Ont., like so many congrega- tions, increased their online presence during the pandemic. During the summer of 2021, a five-week message series called “From House to House” was shared, with the virtual congregation looking at accounts from the Book of Acts where the early church met from house to house. In addition to the worship, the Rev. Milton Fraser made a weekly home visit with a member from the congregation. During the visit, a short interview was recorded and the host read the scripture for Sunday. The online congregation was glad to see each other and learn a bit more from each interview. The five-week message series came to an end, but the “From House to House” seg- ments continue, by popular demand. Pictured is Gwen Storie and her grandchildren during a “From House to House” visit.
The Mission Team of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ancaster, Ont., held their Spring Community Textile Drive on Saturday, June 26. The congregation received 500 bags of donations, the biggest collection to date! Pictured in the front: the Rev. John Read. Back row (left to right): Linda Bleue, Randy Raphael, Chris Payant, Sharon Payant, the Rev. Anne Yee-Hibbs, Pat Foley, Eli, the Rev. John Hibbs, Jenn Pooni.
The Mission, Outreach, Visitation and Education (MOVE) Committee of First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ont., continues to support local congregate-care residences during the pandemic, even as the province emerges from lockdowns. In May, the committee made financial donations to both Sherwood Park Manor and Maple View Lodge. For Sherwood Park Manor, the dona- tion will provide residents with a “Timmy’s” night of coffee and doughnuts. The donation to Maple View Lodge will enhance the “virtual reality glasses” experience that the Lodge already has in place for their residents.

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