Pray for GA 2021

We are presenting a unique 28-day prayer initiative leading up to a very different General Assembly. Starting May 10th, we will be publishing a weekly prayer guide and inviting discussion on a special Facebook group page. The guides will be emailed and posted to the Renewal Fellowship and the PSALT websites. We are working in partnership with those of similar theological thinking … Read more

Eastern and Western Han-Ca Petitions re: Racism and Marginalization

Editor's Note: These Han-Ca petitions have been supported by a letter from the Chinese Consultation, composed of six congregations – Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, and Celebration Chinese Presbyterian Churches, and by a letter from Chapel Place, an Arabic-speaking congregation. To the Venerable 146th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, The Presbytery of … Read more

Western Han-Ca Presbytery Overture re: Sister Denomination

To the Venerable 146th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada: WHEREAS, Korean congregations from 1967 onwards entered into a mutual covenant with the Presbyterian Church in Canada for the reason that our theological and doctrinal beliefs, expression of faith and worship, and governance were in consonance with those of the Presbyterian Church in … Read more

2021 Renewal Day and AGM

Navigating Through the Storm - What can the faithful do when the church is spiritually adrift? As The Presbyterian Church in Canada approaches a potentially historic General Assembly — where the authority of Scripture is being challenged via the remits over sexuality and ordination — what better opportunity to remind ourselves to be anchored in Christ and look for a safe harbour. For inspiration, we turned to our new friends at ... Read more

Presbytery of Montreal Overtures

Ten overtures transmitted by the Presbytery of Montreal:Overture from the Presbytery of Montreal requesting consideration of the report of the Gracious Dismissal Committee before proceeding to discussions about Remits "B" and "C" from the 145th General Assembly (2019).Overture from the Presbytery of Montreal requesting the charting of a clear and non-punitive way forward for congregations … Read more

Voices in the Wilderness

Strike up the band – a renewed chorus of overtures is coming to General Assembly. There's nothing new about overtures in response to our theological differences. For several years, those in orthodoxy have called for a restatement of our traditional understandings. Or, in the face of inevitable change, they've requested more time to study the issues and the ability of congregations to leave the fold. … Read more

Cote des Neiges Overture re: Non-Geographic Presbyteries

WHEREAS the Presbyterian Church in Canada has accepted the reality that it is deeply divided on the issues surrounding human sexuality; and WHEREAS protracted study and conversation on the issue have not revolved the differences and are unlikely to at any point in the future; and WHEREAS some within the church see the push to … Read more

St. Edward’s Beauharnois Overture re: Theologically Based Presbyteries And Synods

WHEREAS the Presbyterian Church in Canada has long devoted time and resources to studying and debating the matter of LGBTQI sexuality diverting energy away from other important issues; and WHEREAS the debate on this one issue has revealed a larger theological division within the P.C.C., as is evident in the report from the 2019 General … Read more