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Synod 2018
  • when: Friday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. - Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018

  • where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 29 High Street, Vankleek Hill, Ontario. (MAP)

  • guest speakers

      Friday evening: The Rev. Shahrzad Kandalaft

        Theme: Fresh Expressions

        Fresh Expressions is a movement that aims to reach out to the unchurched people in a unique and new way. Fresh Expression method of reaching out is through making disciples and nurturing them in a new way of a church that speaks to the language and culture of our world today while it's rooted in Scripture, orthodoxy and tradition alongside the existing church in a new and different form of a church.

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      Saturday morning and afternoon: The Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald

        Theme: Being effective churches in the new reality

        Christians in Canada today find themselves living in a reality very different from what many imagine. Stuart Macdonald, co-author (with Brian Clarke) of Leaving Christianity, an exploration of what has changed in Canada's religious environment, will share findings, and then suggest some ways in which congregations can effectively meet the challenges of ministry today.

        • 11:00 - 12 noon: "Where are we? Christians in Canada today?"
        • 1:00 - 3:00 pm: "Now we know where we are, how do we ...."

        (the afternoon session is open to everyone within the synod, and will include a brief re-cap of the morning session)

        resources for afternoon session:   flyer   ·   bulletin insert   ·   book review: "God has no grandchildren"

  • Synod documents: (in pdf format)

    • Package A:   general info, dircections, accomodations, welcome letter, church info (03-oct-2018, 5 pages)

    • Package B1.4 meeting docket & reports (REV 1. 17-oct-2018, 3:00 PM; 47 pages; one report to come 2)

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    • minutes of 143rd Synod, 2017: minutes only (15-oct-2018, 20 pages) · minutes & reports (17-oct-2018, 109 pages, 2 MB)

    • CAB 2018 Summer in Pictures   (03-oct-2018, 22 pages)


    1   REVISIONS to Package B:

    • 10/16/2018, 6:15 PM: p. 19, Synod Webservant's Report
    • 10/16/2018, 6:15 PM: pp.23-25, Synod Coordinator, CY2018 (only p. 25 revised)
    • 10/17/2018, 11:50 AM: p. 16, Assessments 2019 (labels only)
    • 10/17/2018, 3:00 PM: p. 25, Synod Coordinator, CY2018

    2   to come: Mission Committee, Robert Fund Report






updated 17-oct-2018, 3:00 PM

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