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Remit Reflection/Response

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

Presbytery Remit Voting

From October 2019 through March 2020, each of the 45 presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church in Canada will be voting on the two remits concerning same-sex marriage and ordination. We will attempt to keep up with the results of the voting and post them. If you have information about your Presbytery that has not yet been updated … Read more

Ontario Regional Gathering

"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 Gathering

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

British Columbia Regional Gathering

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

PSALT’s Response to the Remits

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

Letter to Evangelicals

Psalt has not yet issued an official statement regarding the 145th General Assembly's adoption of option "B" in the Report of the Special Committee of Former Moderators and the subsequent Remits on Human Sexuality and Marriage, as we have been busy helping to facilitate interactions between various groups in the PCC. A group of traditionally ... Read more

Responses to “On the Question of Unity and Diversity”

Several sessions have shared with PSALT their response to the Special Committee of Past Moderators about "On the Question of Unity and Diversity". Click on "Continue Reading" for the download links.

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A Christian Understanding of Homosexuality

In light of the confusion regarding the church’s teaching on homosexuality and the pastoral need to care for those suffering in particular from the social trend to regard it as “natural” or a thing to be accepted as part of human nature, "A Christian Understanding of Homosexuality" was presented as a “reference text” at a ... Read more

Church Property Conflict and the Hope for Future Unity

Winner take all contests over a congregation’s property legacy leave deep and lasting wounds and divisions. But the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) has a precedent that could open the way to a better future. By Paul Johnston. Years ago, while working in the United States, I was carpooling to a meeting with a long-time ... Read more

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