May 2019

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Book of Reports for the 2019
General Assembly Now Available

The latest edition of the Book of Reports, including reports to the 2019 General Assembly and information for General Assembly participants, is now available for download and the printed edition is available for order.

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Webinars To Help Prepare for General Assembly 

Two upcoming live, free webinars will help commissioners to better understand the specifics and recommendations of the Doctrine of Discovery report (webinar taking place on May 16) and the Joint Statement on the Physical Punishment of Children and Youth (May 14). Both reports will be presented at the General Assembly in June.

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It’s Time to Review Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

It’s important for congregations to both have an emergency plan in place that can be activated during a time of crisis and for everyone to be familiar with the plan so that people know what to do in case of an emergency. May and June are excellent times to do an annual review of emergency procedures in congregations.

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Updated Worship Music Resources   
Now Available

Selecting worship songs on a weekly basis can be a challenge. There are a lot of options, both new and traditional, so it’s sometimes tough to curate a healthy variety of music that will delight and inspire your congregation. Songs for Worship and Contemporary Praise Choruses are two updated music ministry resources that will help you find worship songs that do just that—and are connected to the 2019 Revised Common Lectionary.

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The Rev. Susan Shaffer and the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean to Receive Doctor of Divinity Degrees

The Rev. Susan Shaffer has served faithfully in pastoral ministry within The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Since 1997, Susan has served as Associate Secretary, Ministry and Church Vocations at the national office, and has undertaken this work prayerfully, diligently and with a deep commitment to the wellbeing of the Church. The degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) will be conferred upon Susan at the Presbyterian College Convocation on May 9 at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal. 
Supported by the PCC, the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean has been serving as a Bible Translation Adviser in partnership with The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Bible Society in Taiwan, since 2012. The degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) will be conferred upon Paul at the 175th Knox College Convocation on May 8, 2019. The degree is in recognition of outstanding service in the completed and ongoing work of Bible translation together with the translation teams of The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan.

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Photos of PCC Stained Glass Windows Needed

Help celebrate the beauty of our church spaces by sending us pictures of your church's stained windows to use in a variety of PCC communications, such as bulletin covers, worship materials and more.

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New Sunday Worship Bulletin Covers
Available to Order

New Sunday worship bulletin covers for each Sunday until November 24, 2019, are now available for order. Each bulletin features a reflection on the back from Presbyterians across the country. 

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Send Us Your Photos for the
Presbyterian Connection Newspaper

The "Gatherings" section features photos from congregations from across the country and is one of the most popular sections of the newspaper. We're already looking ahead to the Fall Edition and we'd love to share your church's events and activities.  Easter services? Youth events? Fundraising dinners? Women's gatherings? Anniversaries? Guest speakers? We love them all!

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The Rev. Timothy Purvis has been appointed as the Associate Secretary for Ministry and Church Vocations, effective September. “My appointment as Associate Secretary, Ministry and Church Vocations is both exciting and humbling. I’m looking forward to the joys and challenges of the position, getting to know the people I’ll be working with and rounding a big learning curve” shares Tim. 

On the Sri Lankan National Day of Mourning, the Canadian Council of Churches, of which the PCC is a member, released a letter of support and prayer for all those affected by the Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people at Sri Lankan churches and hotels. Read the letter here

On Earth Day 2019, Christian leaders from across Canada came together to issue an urgent call to climate action. The collective message is clear: the global climate crisis has reached a critical stage and requires an urgent moral and spiritual response. 

Rainbow Communion Listening Spaces are available until June 15, 2019. Find a space near you

Free shipping on all orders for PCC resources continues until June 30, 2019. To place an order, use the online order form or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 331.

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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