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October 2020

A Thanksgiving Message from the Moderator
With Thanksgiving coming up, you may be wondering how to celebrate and feel thankful when the world is struggling with a global health crisis, political instability, widespread forest fires, racism and violence. This new reflection from the Rev. Amanda Currie, Moderator of the General Assembly, offers an encouraging perspective and a multitude of reasons to praise God and give thanks in difficult times.
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A list of resources with fun ideas for families to celebrate Thanksgiving at home has also been made available on the PCC website.
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New Video Highlights the Ministry We Do Together
The Presbyterian Church in Canada: Together in Mission is a short animated video that highlights the ministry we do together through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing and PWS&D. Show it during worship, post it on your website, link it to social media, play it during your annual general meeting—and celebrate what we are accomplishing together as we share God’s love in the world.
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Recent News & Resources

Sustainable from the Start – Cyclical PCC one-day online conference on October 8, 2020

Transform online course beginning October 28, 2020

Update on PCC bulletin covers

Support the Near East School
of Theology’s recovery from the Beirut explosion

Support PWS&D’s response to the Lebanon crisis

Daily Prayer & Mission Moment Calendar: October 2020 – January 2021

World Food Day (October 16) worship resource

Gifts of Change 2020–21 Catalogue

General Assembly 2020 Yearbook

2021 PCC Wall Calendar: Celebrating
God’s Creation

Resource on re-opening churches

Acknowledgment of Risk and Consent form for churches

Useful Links

Church Finder
Resource Portal

Systemic Racism: When an Individual’s Words Illuminate the Space in Which They’re Said
Dr. Allyson Carr, Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, has written on the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous woman in a hospital in Quebec, and the racist words that were spoken to her in her last moments by the hospital workers she was in the care of—statements which illuminate the need to recognize and confront the unacceptable behaviour that is often permitted in our society as a result of systemic racism.
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Why Work To Decolonize: New Study Guide from Justice Ministries
Justice Ministries has collaborated with the PCC’s National Indigenous Ministries Council to produce Why Work To Decolonize?—a study guide on the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released in June 2019. This resource expounds the overall themes of the report, and aims to help people learn what can be done to pursue justice and reconciliation going forward.
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Calling Congregations to Submit to the
Presbyterian Connection Newspaper
The Fall 2020 issue of the Presbyterian Connection newspaper was sent out in September, and this latest issue is once again filled with lots of amazing articles and photos from congregations and groups across the country. Your contributions truly share the Good News when good news may be hard to find.

We are now inviting congregations to submit stories, reflections, or photos for the News and Gatherings sections of the Winter 2020–21 edition. We would love to hear about new ministry and outreach initiatives along with any recent gatherings/events (be it online or in-person with safe distancing measures).

The submission deadline for the Winter 2020–21 edition is October 15.
Submit Today
Light of the World: Presbyterians Read
Advent 2020 Book Study
In Advent 2020, Presbyterians across the country are invited to join a denomination-wide book study on Amy-Jill Levine’s Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent.

Levine’s knowledge of the New Testament, strong storytelling skills and deep love of the gospels will guide Presbyterians through Advent while reflecting on the birth of Jesus as it is told in the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke.

The free four-part study guide—designed to work for groups meeting online or in-person—is now available to download on the PCC website.
Join the Conversation
From all of us at the PCC national office, stay well
and may the peace of Christ be with you all.

For questions or comments, please contact us.
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