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            The Presbytery of Ottawa
NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR                     The Presbyterian Church in Canada                  


 

Welcome to our website! The Presbytery of Ottawa is made up of 20 congregations and 1 extension work in and around the National Capital Area.


Presbytery:

    Moderator:   Debi Brown, 111, Rue Lord-Aylmer, Gatineau QC J9H R39, phone 819-684-1061
    Clerk:         James Hurd, 10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa ON K2E 5S9, phone 613-225-6648, fax 613-225-8535
    Treasurer:   Noral Rebin, c/o St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa K1P 5N9, phone 613-232-4652 (h) 613-239-2942 (o)

    Ministry Animator, Presbyteries of Ottawa & Seaway-Glengarry:
          Cheryl Gaver   ·   website   ·   newsletter archive

    Algonquin College Campus Ministry:
          Yuriy Derkach, Chaplain, room E211 (at the Spiritual Centre), Woodroffe campus, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, phone 613-727-4723 ext. 5341
          website: www.campusministryac.com

    Presbytery of Ottawa Youth Ministry:   "Ottawa Youth - PCC" on Facebook  

The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario:

 


News, etc:

  • re-openings (05 Jul): as churches re-open, we will report details on our "church online" page. First to re-open is Gloucester church. Knox (Lisgar St.) plans to re-open on August 16.

  • The latest (July) newsletter of our Ministry Animator, Cheryl Gaver, is now available. Follow the link above.

  • At it's June meeting Presbytery approved the extension of Dan Chook Ried's contract as regular supply at St. Giles church to the end of August.

  • Gracefield welcomes a new Managing Director, Mark Hamilton, who took up his duties on June 1st. Welcome Mark! Read more about Mark here.

  • The June Presbytery meeting will be held online via Zoom Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. (not 5:00 p.m.)

  • In an email from Gracefield Camp dated May 25th, it was announced that they will not be operating a children's residential camp this summer. Read the full announcement here. An update was published May 30th re: camp opening and work weekends, here.

  • COVID-19 During the COVID-19 pandemic, all churches in the Presbytery are following government and health authority guidelines and have ceased holding worship services in their buildings. A number of churches are "doing worship" online - see our "church online" page - or follow the new link in the menubar at the top of the page.
      ·   Our Ministry Animator has produced a special newsletter this month relating to COVID-19. See the newsletter page for a link.
    See Gracefield's announcement re: COVID-19 and it's effect on camp operations and programming,

  • The clerk of Presbytery has received notice of the cancellation of three national events: the Women's Gathering (see announcement), CY2020 (see announcement) and the 2020 General Assembly (see announcement).

  • At the special meeting on Remits B & C held Tuesday February 18, 2020 presbyters present voted to approve Remit B (22 approve/12 disapprove) and to disapprove Remit C (17 disapprove, 16 approve, 1 abstention). The text of the remits is available here. Participating in the discussion and vote were the newly-inducted minister of Westminster church, Chris Clarke and a new equalizing elder from St. Paul's church.

  • The 2019 ACTS & Proceedings and the Book of Forms are available for purchase and (free) download from presbyterian.ca here.


  • "NOT SECURE" got you worried? More info on websites and SSL Certificates in the webserant's report to the May meeting of Presbytery, available (in advance) here.

  • New logo... In April 2018 the national church released a "refreshed" burning bush logo, seen above. More info on the PCC website here, including downloads.

  • Presbytery QR codes, including background info, a QR code for the Presbytery of Ottawa, one for Presbytery Youth and a link to a QR code generator.

     


  • 2020 Presbytery meetings

      Thurs. Jan. 9, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      special (in camera) meeting  
    re: Pastoral Relations
      St. Pauls Church, Ottawa
      Tues. Jan. 21, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Timothy's Church, Ottawa  
      Tues. Jan. 28, 2020, 7:30 PM    
      (presbytery meets at 7:00 PM)
      Service of induction  
      Jonathan Dent
      Grace Church, Orleans
      Sun. Feb. 2, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      (presbytery meets at 6:30 PM)
      Service of induction  
      Chris Clarke
      Westminster Church, Ottawa
      Tues. Feb. 18, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      special meeting
      re: Remits B & C  
      Parkwood Church, Ottawa
      Tues. Mar. 24, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Giles Church, Ottawa online  
      Tues. May 19, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Knox Church, Ottawa online
      Tues. June 16, 2020, 5:00 7:00 PM   
      Presbytery meeting  
      St. Andrew's Church, Richmond online 
      Tues. Sept. 15, 2020, 5:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      TBA  
      Tues. Nov. 17, 2020, 7:00 PM    
      Presbytery meeting  
      Gloucester Church, Ottawa

     

    NOTE RE: MEETINGS: meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, as follows...

    for all regular meetings - November, January, March or April (whichever does not include Easter), May...
              7:00 p.m. - light refreshments
              7:15 p.m. - worship
              7:30 p.m. - business

    for the June meeting...
              5:00 p.m. outdoor barbeque (candidates for ministry under the care of the presbytery invited), followed by business;

    for the September meeting...
              5:00 p.m. - worship (including communion), followed by business
              6:30 p.m. - supper
              7:30 p.m. - business cont'd

    if the 3rd Tuesday in March falls within spring break for the public schools, the meeting will be held on the 4th Tuesday.


    national websites      PCC:   PCC   ·     ·     ·   Renewal Fellowship:   Renewal Fellowship   ·  

    visit the websites of some other churches in the Ottawa area

     


     

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