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July 2020

Justice, Healing & Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
On July 3, the PCC released a statement condemning and calling for an end to systemic racism and violence against Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The statement names and mourns the 8 Indigenous people who died during police encounters between April 8 and June 19. The church encourages and recommends a number of concrete actions that can be taken to help forge a path forward toward healing and justice for Indigenous Peoples.
Read Statement
On June 10, members of the National Indigenous Ministry Council met with the Moderator and denominational staff to discuss urgent issues of concern facing Indigenous Peoples in Canada, such as insufficient housing, poor access to health care and essential resources, discrimination and violence. A statement regarding the meeting is available to read on the PCC website.
Read Statement
Speaking Out Against Racism and Hate in Canada
The 2020 interim report of Justice Ministries to the General Assembly was adapted to create Speaking Out Against Racism and Hate in Canada, a study guide to help churches and groups have respectful and productive discussions about systemic racism and hate.

A reflection by the Moderator on anti-Black racism and a statement affirming the PCC’s anti-racist position were also released in response to the recent and ongoing anti-Black violence and racism in the United States and Canada.
Learn More

Recent News & Resources

Resource on Re-Opening Churches

Walk and Pray with the Moderator: July Prayer Schedule

Talk with the Moderator

PCBC General Manager Announcement

Transform Conference Now Being Offered as
an Online Course

Daily Prayer & Mission Moment Calendar: June – September 2020

Financial Relief
for Churches

Worship and Ministry Resources

Pastoral Care
and Wellness Resources

Stewardship & Planned Giving Information and Resources

Faith-at-Home Resources and Online Activities
for Families

Useful Links

Worship Page
Church Finder
Resource Portal

Calling Congregations to Submit Photos to
the Presbyterian Connection Newspaper
The Summer 2020 issue of the Presbyterian Connection newspaper was sent out in early June, and we have received a lot of positive messages in response. People have let us know that the uplifting photos from congregations gave them a sense of interconnection that was much needed during this time of global pandemic.

Help us continue to provide these much needed connections by submitting photos of what’s been happening at your church for the Gatherings section of the Fall 2020 issue. The submission deadline is July 15, 2020.
Submit Today
New Resources to Equip Congregations Online
Three new resources are now available to help congregations navigate the online landscape where many of our activities have been taking place in this new normal.

The latest Equipping For... resource outlines the key things congregations can do to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses and mitigate the risk of cyberattacks.
Read More
Ensuring the safety and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults online is of paramount importance at this time. A Leading with Care Online resource has been made available to help those in leadership positions implement the PCC’s Leading with Care policy in an online environment.
Read More
Answers to frequently asked questions about music copyright in online worship have been collected into one useful resource for worship leaders to refer to when using music in live streamed or pre-recorded services.
Read More
PCC Virtual Camp Opportunities
Looking for summertime activities for your kids? Look no further! Presbyterian Camps across the country are offering virtual summer camp. These camps allow campers to play fun games, sing silly songs, take part in devotionals and even sit around campfires all from the comfort and safety of home.
Learn More
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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