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On Feb. 26, the Kenora Snow Angels took part in the “Coldest Night of the Year” campaign, walking in support of the Kenora Fellowship Centre, also known as Anamiewigummig “House of Prayer.” A part of the National Indigenous Min- istry Council, Kenora Fellowship Centre serves the homeless, those living in poverty, the working poor, seniors, and people living with physical and mental disabilities of all ages. Deemed an essential service, they remained open during Covid restrictions, while many other community services were closed, in spite of the many challenges that Covid pre- sented. Pictured is the London team of the Kenora Snow Angels: the Rev. John Bannerman, Liz Gough, Heather Reid, Lizz Thibodeau, Torry Thibodeau, Isla Thibodeau, Andy Thibodeau—all from Chalmers Presbyterian Church—and Inge Stahl (front) of St. Lawrence Presbyterian Church in London, Ont. The Snow Angels were captained by Yvonne Bearbull, executive director, who led the Kenora team and raised an amazing $1,650. Meanwhile, the London team also raised a remarkable $1,150.
Kathy Lancaster, who supervises family and youth work, and the ladies from the Mission & Outreach Committee at First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Man., took part in a special Mission Service in February to raise funds for Presbyterian World Service & Development.
During Lent, the congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Brandon, Man., was asked to give a little extra to PWS&D. A Lenten coin box was placed in the narthex, plus small coin boxes were distributed to take home. Over $700 was collected and the funds were sent to PWS&D to be used for support for Ukraine.
      During Lent and Easter 2022, the congregation of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Peterborough, Ont., journeyed toward the cross by considering the various images of cups portrayed in scripture. What, for example, is the cup of compassion, the cup Jesus drank from at his crucifixion, the cup of disciple- ship? As a way of making their theology come to life, the congregation donated chipped/broken pottery and china for the creation of a mosaic. At its centre is the cup from which flows the living water Christ offers us. The mosaic encour- ages us to remember that from our brokenness Christ can make something beautiful of our lives if we give them to God. Betty Smith (pictured in top photo, on left) and Elaine Flett-Hurst had a smashing good time breaking the china and creating the finished product, which was unveiled to the congregation on Easter Sunday morning.

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