December 2022 Renewal Café

A few months ago, we extended an invitation to PCC ministers and pastors. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out . . .?” The Lord says: “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how … Read more

Our focus: Prayer and Care

Renewal Fellowship’s mission is “to lead each other and The Presbyterian Church in Canada to authentic Biblical thinking, powerful Spirit-led prayer, and effective Gospel witness.” In practical terms, we’re carrying that out two ways: leading/facilitating prayer and providing strategic pastoral care. CARE By “strategic care” we mean initiatives that target specific needs. First is the … Read more

“Come To Me” – Pastors Retreat 2022

Come to Me – a retreat for PCC Pastors – takes place November 7-9 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. No cost – and generous travel subsidies will be available for those coming from a distance. Spiritual leadership will come from Liz Honeyford, founder and executive director of Healing Care Canada – along with testimonies from John Vissers and Chris Little … Read more

Is Revival a Lost Dream?

Is the evangelical revival of The Presbyterian Church in Canada a lost dream? Not necessarily. The PCC may be officially affirming. It’s entirely possible that “liberty of conscience and action” regarding participation in ordinations and adherence to traditional definition of marriage may just be short-term accommodations. And it’s disheartening to see a majority of commissioners … Read more

Does it Matter in the Long Run?

The denial of “balance and respect for both definitions of marriage” appeared to be a watershed moment at General Assembly 2022.[i] It revealed what many in orthodoxy have suspected – or feared: That The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) is officially “affirming” in accordance with the adoption of Pathway ‘B’-- “inclusion” – in 2019. The … Read more

Prayer and Care continues

Renewal’s board of directors has discerned our current priorities as Prayer and Pastoral Care. Online Prayer Study, led by Rev. Glynis Faith, centred on “Prayer: Does it make any difference?” by Philip Yancey. (A wonderful group has been studying since May.)   Listening Ear Here, a new ministry which links mature believers with individuals who … Read more

Prayer and Care

In recent weeks, many Canadian provinces have ended their mask mandates. For the first time in almost two years, we see each other’s faces in grocery stores and perhaps also in church. And yet for the most part there is no feeling of liberation or great cry of joy. To be sure, we like it. … Read more