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Congregation “Goes Big” to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

by Karen Bokma

For the folks at St. Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church in Uxbridge, Ontario, the COVID-19 pandemic was a call to action. Several years ago, the congregation received a bequest to use “to do good in the world,” as one member shared. Year after year, the church has faithfully dispensed the interest to meet needs in their local […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Stephanie Chunoo

Presbyterians across Canada are showing God’s love through creative activities in support of PWS&D’s work. Here are just three of the many ways Presbyterians are having an impact and providing hope in our world!  Protecting Each Other A champion at St Andrews’s Presbyterian Church in Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been hard at work, sewing masks in […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Karen Bokma

It was a busy summer for many Presbyterians across Canada who creatively engaged their communities in raising support for PWS&D’s programs. Making Bubbles for PWS&D During their “ROAR” vacation Bible school, the children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Barrie, On. had sudsy fun in support of PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health project. By collecting […]

Making Sense of PWS&D

by Anna Muir

Connecting your community with the work of PWS&D doesn’t always have to look the same—it can be a smelly affair, or one that makes your taste buds water. Which sense will you explore in your next event? Sight Help raise awareness of the work of PWS&D by creating a gallery of images in your church […]

What’s In Your Shed?

by Anna Muir

There are many different ways to promote and encourage support for PWS&D projects that are helping create positive change in vulnerable communities overseas. Check out these five things from your shed or garage that you can use to shed light on PWS&D! 1. A bucket Called to respond to those trapped in cycles of hunger, […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Through PWS&D, Presbyterians across Canada are demonstrating God’s love in some of the most vulnerable corners of our global community. Here are four amazing initiatives that are having an impact in a world filled with need. A Dinner for Africa Relief St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Markham, Ont. held a pancake dinner in support of […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Over the last year, Presbyterians across Canada have been acting in their local communities to help create peaceful, hopeful and sustainable futures for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Check out these projects that are creating lasting change! Shipwrecked and Sharing The children at Knox Presbyterian Church in Vankleek Hill, Ont., explored how Jesus […]

International Development Week 2019

by Karen Bokma

February 3-9  is International Development Week (IDW), a chance to celebrate Canadians who are helping reduce poverty and grow peace and opportunity in communities around the world. (Start the celebration in your congregation on February 3 – PWS&D Sunday!) This year’s theme “Together for Gender Equality” embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Presbyterians across Canada are demonstrating God’s love in some of the most vulnerable corners of our global community. Here are four amazing projects that are having an impact in a world filled with need. Teen Takes Action to Combat Hunger Concerned with the number of people facing hunger in his community and across the globe, […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Whether they are saving pennies, launching a campaign or hosting a lunch, Presbyterians across Canada are stewards of the blessings of God, sharing the gifts we’ve been given to build a more sustainable, compassionate and just world. Here are four inspiring initiatives led by congregations and youth responding to God’s call to act. Pancakes and […]