October 2019

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New Sunday Worship Bulletin Covers 

The next set of Sunday worship bulletin covers for congregations are now available, beginning December 1, 2019, the first Sunday in Advent, to November 22, 2020. The covers have a bright, fresh design and include reflections on the back written by Presbyterians from across the country. Click here to view the bulletins.
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 Presbyterians Sharing and Planned Giving Resources Available

Presbyterians Sharing is the national church fund that supports the mission and ministries we do together in Canada and around the world. New materials are available to help raise awareness of this important work, including a worship resource, a beautiful and energizing 2 1/2-minute thank you video, a bulletin insert and poster. Also, colourful planned giving bulletin inserts are available to introduce your congregation to the different ways of leaving a legacy gift. Many of the resources are downloadable, and most of the ordered materials are free of charge.

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Fall Edition of the
Presbyterian Connection Newspaper

The eleventh issue of the Presbyterian Connection newspaper was sent out to all congregations and subscribers in early September. This issue is jammed with lots of amazing articles and photos from congregations and groups across the country. An electronic version is available to read online

The winter issue is now in the works! Help showcase your congregation in action by submitting a photo or story idea. The deadline for all submissions is October 17. 

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Expressing Views on GA Decisions Regarding Sexuality

In September of 2019, at the request of the General Assembly, the Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator, wrote a pastoral letter to the church about the recommendations about sexuality adopted at the 2019 General Assembly. The Life and Mission Agency is providing a means for those affected by decisions of the Assembly regarding sexuality to express concerns, views and pain in a safe environment. 

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Remembering the Children Who Never Came Home from Indian Residential Schools

On September 30, 2019, the names of 2,800 children known to have died or never returned home from Indian Residential Schools were made public by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. The Moderator wrote a pastoral letter to mark the occasion. Also available is a prayer of lament by Justice Ministries. 
Read the Letter and Prayer

Gifts of Change and Giving Tree

This Advent season, celebrate God’s great gift of love by sharing your gifts with others. Take part in the PCC's Giving Tree project by choosing a meaningful gift from the Gift of Change catalogue. Place a Christmas tree in your church and encourage people to hang one of the colourful ornaments as a symbol of each generous gift made. The ornaments are a beautifully symbolic way to celebrate your congregation’s generosity and giving.
Learn About the Giving Tree

PWS&D Advent Liturgies 

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, PWS&D's Advent liturgies are a great way to remember others around the world. This year’s liturgies were written by the Rev. Dr. Nancy Cocks of Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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New Leadership Webinars

Fall brings new online learning opportunities offered by the national office of the PCC. Join from your computer, tablet or phone. 

Oct. 9: Exploring Digital Giving: Websites and Terminals
Oct.16: Key Ingredients for a Successful Church Website
Nov. 6: PCCWeb Introduction
Nov. 13: Buildings as a Missional Resource
Nov. 20: Presbyterians Read Advent Study Introduction


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The PCC’s 2020 wall calendar is available to order. This year’s edition features hand-drawn art by talented children and youth from Presbyterian congregations across the country, as well as church year dates for the PCC, the lectionary and church colours. 

For Advent 2019, join Presbyterians Read, a denomination-wide book study on Walter Bruggemann’s Celebrating Abundance. Learn more and sign up for the introductory webinar here.

Check out the new and improved Equipping For... section of our website. It is easier than ever to find resources on congregational life and leadership, faith formation, evangelism, mission and worship.

The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Reclaiming Power and Place, came out on June 3, 2019. Learn more about the report and read a prayer for Justice here

As people across the globe join marches and take action to work for a healthier planet, we know that we are called to care for this creation that God called “very good” every day. Pray for climate justice

Reminder for Presbyteries: please discuss and vote on the remits from the 2019 General Assembly and submit to the General Assembly Office by April 16, 2020.   

The most recent edition of the PCPak was mailed in early September. Check out digital versions of all materials, including the popular Equipping for... documents, Mission Moments, Prayer Partnership, and much more. 

With the federal election fast approaching, Canadians will soon head to the polls to decide which candidates reflect their values and priorities for our country. To help with this, the Canadian Council of Churches developed an election resource

Have a question? We'd love to hear from you. Try the chat function on the website, or check out the National Office staff directory and reach out today.

Links you may need:

Worship web page
Online order form for PCC resources
Church Finder

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