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April 2022

Pray for & Support Ukraine
The PCC joins in prayer for the people in Ukraine as they face war, danger and uncertainty. We pray for safety and peace, comfort for those now in mourning, and humanitarian aid for all in need.
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The PCC’s partner in Ukraine, the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia, has been providing support, accommodation and health care to families fleeing other parts of Ukraine.

Recent updates about the Reformed church’s emergency response operations since the beginning of the war are available to read on the PCC website.
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Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) is receiving donations to help provide emergency assistance to the people of Ukraine. Through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is supporting Hungarian Interchurch Aid as it responds to the ever-changing situation.

Recent News & Resources

Presbyterians gave $9.9 million to support mission and ministry around the world in 2021

Lent Reflection from the Moderator

Highlights from the Assembly Council meeting in March

Prayers, mission and social action stories for April to June

2022 General Assembly to meet online June 5–8

Presbyterian Church Archives Web Archiving Program

Guide to managing digital records in congregations

Useful Links

Church Finder
Social Action

Principal Clerk Appointment of the Rev. Victor Kim
The Assembly Council will recommend that the Rev. Victor Kim be appointed as the next Principal Clerk by the General Assembly.

Humbled by the call, Victor looks forward to continuing to serve Christ and Christ’s people through the ministry of The Presbyterian Church in Canada in this new capacity.
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Upcoming Webinars from the PCC
“Preaching and Trauma” – Four-Week Online Course
Dates: Wednesday, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11
Time: 1:30–3 p.m. (Eastern)
Registration Cost: $50 for course registration, $100 for course and practicum registration

The PCC is offering a four-week online course (with an optional two-week practicum on May 25 and June 1) on preaching and trauma. Led by the Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, this course will explore the impact of trauma on pastoral ministry and help worship leaders respond effectively and pastorally to situations where trauma shapes the experience of listeners.
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Making the Just Transition
Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 1–3 p.m. (Eastern)

With the recent occurrence of extreme weather events around the world, we are all seeing the devastation of the climate crisis. The need to make a just transition to a more sustainable low carbon economy is clear. Speaker Karri Munn-Venn, Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens for Public Justice, will explore how we can do this in ways that respect creation and protect human rights.
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Symposium on the Addictions Public Health Crisis:
Equipping churches to respond well

Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Eastern)

Thousands of people are harmed by substance use and addictions each year. Join us for an opportunity to share, learn and connect online about how churches can respond effectively to the addictions public health crisis.
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Music Videos Wanted for the 2022 General Assembly
The Design Team of the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada is looking to gather music videos in a variety of sounds and styles from Presbyterian choirs, bands, ensembles and soloists from across the country to be presented to the upcoming Assembly as part of morning worship or during break times. We hope to receive videos that connect with the theme of this year’s Assembly: Refuge, Peace, Strength.

You are invited to submit up to three entries. The submission deadline is April 20.
Read Submission Guidelines
Presbyterian Connection Newspaper: Spring Issue &
Call for Submissions
The Spring issue of the Presbyterian Connection newspaper is now available online. This latest issue is once again filled with lots of amazing articles and photos from congregations and groups across the country.
Read Now
We are now accepting submissions from Presbyterian congregations and groups for the Summer issue of the newspaper. Please send in stories and/or photos of activities, demonstrating how your ministry is sharing Christ’s light, by May 12.
Submit Today
Call for Photos for 2023 PCC Wall Calendar
Does your congregation have a particular item that represents your congregation’s unique identity, history, ministry and mission?

We are looking to feature photos of meaningful items from your church in the 2023 edition of the PCC Wall Calendar. Please send in your photo submissions by June 30.
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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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