Renewal Day and AGM 2022

The name of the gathering — “Remaining TRUE to God’s will” — says it all. God’s will speaks TRUTH and we are striving to remain TRUE to it. The video of the entire day has now been posted.

To that end, we received encouragement from our guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris, the moderator of the 140th General Assembly. His message — entitled “After the first church fight” — was inspired by the story of complaint, accusation, division, settlement and peace described in Acts 6:1-7. It all worked out in ways they could not have imagined! What might this mean for us today? … Read more

Stillness Amidst Agitation

And the beat goes on. I arrived in Simcoe just as the 2008 recession was digging its tenacles into every fibre of society. We more or less recovered, at least economically; but it seems there have been constant and serious seismic shivers shaking life ever since. The past many months have only intensified the severity … Read more

A Prayer Testimony

This is a testimony of a couple who for many years, were homeless and travelling around Canada, destitute and struggling with addictions and hopelessness, surviving by living in parks, alleyways under tarps, tents, and receiving handouts in community centres and shelters. They lived “welfare cheque to welfare cheque” and often taking advantage of the compassion … Read more

Called Together – a Time of Encouragement

  More than 60 people took part in “Called Together – a Time of Encouragement” on January 29, 2022, for evangelical/orthodox/traditional believers within The Presbyterian Church in Canada who remain called to the places where they currently worship and serve. Speaker Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston challenged those in orthodoxy to remain as a “faithful presence” … Read more

Renewal News
Click on the links below to the individual articles, which contain links to additional material not found in the PDF version.
Or download the entire Winter 2022 issue of Renewal News in PDF format.

In the current issue of Renewal News:

Prayer and Care

Renewal Fellowship refocuses in the wake of change. Now what? That was the question on many minds after The Presbyterian Church in Canada turned from scriptural orthodoxy in June 2021 when General Assembly approved parallel definitions of marriage and formally allowed those who practice a non-Biblical sexual partnership to be ordained as ministers and elders … Read more

Chafed by Safe

Mis-speaking seems to be almost as endemic in Western society as the COVID virus. Retractions, corrections, additional information and apologies [both abject and ambivalent] are common occurrences in the public sphere. One form of mis-speaking that rarely gets emended is incorrect use of the English language. One misuse in particular has drawn my attention, reflection … Read more