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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Innisfail, Alta., welcomed new elders: (left to right) Virginia Morison, Ken Morison and Connie Johnston. The church began celebrating their 130th anniversary on April 3 with a communion service. The celebration will continue for the next five months with several special events, culminating with communion and a BBQ on Sunday, Aug. 28.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, Ont., held a dedicated service on April 24 that revolved around the theme of Earth Day and involved our Faith, Climate, Justice Team. We were privileged to have a guest speaker from national office of the PCC, Katharine Sisk from Justice Ministries. Picture on right, left to right: Jan Blackburn, chair of Faith, Climate, Justice Team; Katherine Sisk; and the Rev. Wendy Paterson.
Linda Aitken, a member of the congregation at Knox Presbyterian Church in Weyburn, Sask., lead the charge for a Mother’s Day Tea. Linda is also a member of the Weyburn Arts Council, and since both groups were trying to decide how best to fund raise for Ukraine, we joined forces with the idea that many hands make light work. Knox Presbyterian “Silver Tea Services” and silverware were reinstated, as was the china. Blue and yellow tablecloths, sunflowers, Ukrainian and Canadian flags tastefully placed in the hallway all provided an atmosphere of “Sun Shiny Spring.” It was an entry-by-donation event and strawberry shortcake, tea, coffee and punch were served to guests. Kathy McFadden and Linda McFadden, both long-time members of Knox, served the coffee and tea. A corner was designated for children and, with the help of Weyburn Arts Council members, beaded bracelets were made as gifts for mothers, while mothers and grandmothers enjoyed their afternoon tea. It was a delightful afternoon for a very worthy cause, and nearly $3,200 was raised for relief efforts in Ukraine. Many thanks to all the volunteers.

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