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Bonjou – Haiti Exposure Tour

In January 2018, a group of women connected to the WMS came together to witness the work that Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) is supporting in the wonderfully complex world of Haiti. Bonjou se paspo ou or hello is your passport was the first lesson the group was taught upon arriving in Haiti. A […]

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WMS Council 2018

  The WMS Council met at Crieff Hills Retreat Centre from Tuesday May 1 to Thursday May 3. We began with a time of praise and then Southwestern Ontario Syndical led us in our opening worship. Using our theme, A New Day!, they reminded that each and every day is a new beginning and a […]

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The Land of Palestine

“The land of Palestine has a long and complex history. Since before the Christian era, Palestinians, both Jew and Arab shared the land. Together with Christians after the coming of Christ, these three peoples faced conquering empires and battles so numerous that a large plain, the Plain of Jezreel, east of Nazareth is pictured as the […]

Council Executive Meeting November 2017

The Women’s Missionary Society Council Executive met on November 15–16 in Toronto. We began our meeting together worshipping with the national staff of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly, the Rev. Peter Bush, led worship. He shared stories of his trip to Taiwan. He said that in the Presbyterian […]

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WMS Exposure Tour to Haiti

Date: January 22-29, 2018 Cost: $2,700 Applications due October 31, 2017 Want to learn more about current issues that are affecting women, children, and families in Haiti? With the help of PWS&D, the WMS is planning an exposure tour to Haiti. The programs you’ll visit are working to support vulnerable women and girls and put […]

Healing and Reconciliation Tour

A group of 33 presbyterians participated in the Healing and Reconciliation Tour that visited various locations around Winnipeg, Kenora, and Saskatoon from June 12 to 21. We spent time with First Nations and Métis people, listening to their stories and spending time in their company. We were greeted graciously, simply, and with great warmth. Most […]

WMS Council Meeting 2017

The WMS Council met on Thursday, May 18 in Toronto, Ontario. Susan McLennan opened the meeting with a meaningful devotional reminding us that we all likely need to be a little like Mary and a little like Martha. Following this, Alexis McKeown and Colleen Wood led us in some fun icebreakers. We sang, we laughed, […]

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The Presbyterian Woman of Faith Award

The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Women’s Missionary Society, and the Order of Diaconal Ministries established the Presbyterian Woman of Faith award to recognize the courageous and faithful work of women within our church in three distinct categories: faithful service, specific accomplishment, and lifetime achievement. We received nominations from across the church. The following recipients […]