PSALT — Presbyterians Standing for Apostolic Love and Truth — is a national movement which aims at building the Presbyterian Church into a thoroughly biblical and Reformed expression of Christian discipleship and witness.
In light of the failing theological and structural integrity of the PCC, the 2017 Psalt Conference identified three responses which those who share the common doctrinal unity of our Basis of Union were considering. Some were prepared to “stay and pray”; others were looking as to how they might “pull away”; and still others were looking to “pull out” and leave the PCC. This document takes a closer look at what has occurred over the past three years in these various streams, and may serve as a resource to Sessions and congregations as they try to determine which stream they are going to end up in. … Read more
Nothing is more alienating than the church you love abandoning faithful doctrine and practice to the point that you no longer can identify with it. Faithfulness to Jesus Christ, through the direction of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father, through the Scriptures is our first calling. While the marriage and sexuality ... Read more
Two advocates before the Supreme Court of Canada have written opinions that if the Remits are implemented in their current form, it will be difficult to effectively defend the position of PCC clergy, congregations, or members who refuse to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies, with potential resulting liability to the PCC itself. Any member of a church court can forward these legal opinions to their court’s clerk … Read more
We are very grateful for the spirit underlying the presentation of the remits to the 145th General Assembly. For a long time and certainly since 2015 this debate has had times of rancour and division. The expressed attitude of the mover of these remits was one intended to promote harmony and unity. For such action we are ... Read more
From October 2019 through March 2020, each of the 45 presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church in Canada voted on the two remits concerning same-sex marriage and ordination. A majority of the 45 presbyteries approved, and that majority consists of at least half of the combined total of the constituent members on the rolls of presbyteries, so the remits will go to the next General Assembly, expected in 2021, which is free to vote “Yes” or “No”. The results of the voting are posted here.
"A Place to Stand" - a gathering hosted by the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca at Vaughan Community Church, Ontario, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. You can watch the videos on the VCC EM Facebook page. We also have a recording of the event, which we have made available on the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca Youtube page. Conference Achievements and Next Steps … Read more
Atlantic Regional Denominational Conversations took place on Saturday September 21st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in Moncton, New Brunswick, hosted by Bethel Presbyterian Riverview and St. Andrew's Moncton. Approximately 60 people worshipped together, reviewed the Remits and the Barrier Act, and began examining possible ways forward. Consensus was achieved in the following statements, some of ... Read more
Please join us for a "What's Next? Gathering" - an opportunity for conversation, prayer, and discernment around the Barrier Act Remits and the future of the PCC. Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel and Suites, Thompson Room, 2402 Hwy 97 N., Kelowna BC. Please RSVP so that discussion materials can be sent out ahead of time. … Read more
The unity of the Presbyterian Church in Canada is being challenged. In this generation, people wonder “Can this church hold together?” The best answer to that question is to look at how the church has held together in its history. In 1875, four synods growing out of the Church of Scotland joined to form the ... Read more