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A special service was held at the Presbyterian College in Montreal, Que., for the installation of the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries as Principal and the Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch as Professor of Pastoral Leadership, which was a service of the Presbytery of Montreal and of the Board of Governors of the College. Pictured in the first image is the Rev. Dr. Daniel Scott, 2021 Moderator of the PCC; Denise Allen Macartney, Vice-Chair of Board of Governors; the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries, Principal; the Rev. Sampson Afoakwah, Moderator, Presbytery of Montreal. In the second image is the Rev. Dr. Daniel Scott, the Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries and the Rev. Dr. Karen Petersen Finch.
Now that the sanctuary at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in old Québec has been completely renovated, we decided that it was time to have a new Christmas tree. Luckily, we were permitted to open for worship for almost all of Advent and were able to enjoy the tree. We decided to name our tree, “The Giving Tree” (with credit to Shel Silverstein). For the four Sundays of Advent, members of the congregation brought in warm socks, mittens and underwear, which were placed on the branches of the tree. These were then delivered to one of the local shelters. Here, you see members of the congregation assembling the new tree, which was pre-lit, so we don’t have to worry about putting lights on it each year. PHOTO CREDIT: THE REV. DR. KATHERINE BURGESS

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