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FALL 2021
Clarkson Road Presbyterian Church in Mississauga, Ont., held a Drive-Thru Food Drive on Saturday, June 19, to help The Compass Food Bank and Outreach Centre get the shelves stocked for summer. As a partner church, it’s been important to find ways to support The Compass throughout the pandemic as they have continued to support clients with their practical and spiritual needs. PHOTO CREDIT: MARILYN BRAUN, SHERIDAN COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT
The congregation of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sylvan Lake, Alta., felt blessed this summer with the return to in-person worship and fellowship together.
           Hear the Good News: Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry edition. Taking inspiration from the Hear the Good News project initiated by the Session of Zion Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown, P.E.I. (see page 24, Presbyterian Connection Summer 2020 edi- tion), which had a goal of sharing the best ideas that Atlantic Synod churches had to offer, the Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry gathered ideas that were implemented by the 24 congregations/13 pastoral charges and WMS Presbyterial within the presbytery and published them in a booklet. As the gathering of ideas took place during the pandemic, both pre-Covid and Covid activities were included. Thanks to Cheryl Gaver, Presbytery Ministry Animator, for overseeing the project. Pictured with Cheryl (middle) are Ruth Pollock, moderator, and Donna McIlveen, clerk. PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA MCILVEEN
Wednesday evening “Cool Summer Praises” (CSP) at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, Ont., started about 11 years ago and was interrupted in 2020 due to COVID-19. A CSP evening consists of a very light 45-minute program with singing of favourite folk songs, pop and praise songs, and ice cream served to not only members of the congregation but also to members of the Richmond Hill community who joined us. We were pleased to resume CSP evenings this summer while following COVID-19 regulations and safety protocols. It was good to see people we hadn’t seen for the past 16 months. CSP was held every Wednesday evening from July 7 to August 18. This summer, the Rev. Duncan Jeffrey’s theme was “Stories Sel- dom Told” about women in the Bible. PHOTO CREDIT: BILL VANDERBOOR

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