October 14 to 16th, 2021 – virtual conference, Climate Change: What Can I Do?

The Synod of Quebec and Eastern Ontario of the Presbyterian Church in Canada is staging a virtual conference, Climate Change: What Can I Do? October 14 to 16th, 2021. Delegates to this event will come from all the Presbyterian Churches between Quebec City, including Montreal, Ottawa, the Seaway-Glengarry region, and Lanark and Renfrew in Ontario. They will hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Norman Wirzba, of Duke University. https://vimeo.com/547581487

The event is open to the public. The Synod will donate all registration fees to PWS&D’s environmental and climate change programs – a double bonus for us as we can learn more about our environmental stewardship while the Synod donates to PWS&D.

Climate change has been an ongoing concern in the 21st-century global consciousness. As such, we are aware of the scientific and political ramifications for the future. The Conference will seek to find out what a Christian perspective can add to the fight to avoid global disaster. It is our objective to challenge you to ask yourself, “What can I do?” How might your belief in Jesus Christ be mobilized to help save the planet God created for our enjoyment?


2021 St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Calendar

2021 St Paul Calendar newsletter (1)

September 6 Labour Day

September 26 – Dedication of Memorial Garden at St. Paul’s Winchester at 10:00 a.m.


September 26 St Andrews, Chesterville Anniversary Service 11 am

October 3 World Communion Day and Communion at St Paul’s 10 am


October 11 Thanksgiving Day


November 7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 11 Remembrance Day

November 28 1st Sunday of Advent – Hope

December 5 –  2nd Sunday of Advent – Peace

December 5 – Communion at St Paul’s

December 12 3rd Sunday of Advent – Joy

December 19 4th Sunday of Advent – Love

December 24 Christmas Eve

December 25 Merry Christmas

December 31 New Year’s Eve

Happy new year 2022 with fireworks background. Celebration New Year 2022

January 1, 2022 Happy New Year

Updated March 18, 2021
2021 St Paul Calendar (1)

Interactive Holy Week Activities for All Ages


Click here to open Slide One – Palm Sunday to Wednesday:

Click here to open Slide Two – Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

Here are the Interactive slides for Holy Week!

I thought I would upload them a couple of days early so they’d be ready for you whenever you visit.

This week our interactive slides look very different from the slides we’ve been engaging with during Lent, but they still hold familiar daily devotions, bible story book readings and a wide variety of multi-sensory activities for all ages to participate in.

There are two separate slides for our Holy Week journey, with four days of activities per slide. The first slide covers Palm Sunday to Wednesday, and the second slide goes from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.

Begin by clicking on the link posted just below the slide you wish to open. This will pop open a new window with the full slide ready for you interact with. Then, click on the bible found on slide to download the daily devotions for the week. After that, click on the items found in the section reserved for the day of the week you are visiting. There will alway be one or two videoed children’s bible story readings found connected to the books found on the slides. Then there is generally two additional activities each day to explore; crafts, recipes, guided meditations, and music are wonderful additions to each day.

Return to the slides each day for new stories along with new things to do and think about.

I am also attaching a page that outlines the materials you will need for all of the crafts and recipes you’ll find, just in case you want to plan ahead.

I hope this will be a small part of you Holy Week experience as you hear the stories and ultimately sing out Alleluias on Easter morn.

Lenten Garden

Interactive Lenten Garden – Look under the banner: Current Sunday School Activities: Each week a new link will be added for the children (and children at heart) to enjoy.

To access the activities please click the following link:

Click here to view the Lent 4 Garden which begins Sunday, March 14, 2021

March 21, 2021:
Click here to view the Lent 5 Garden which begins Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 7, 2021: 3rd Sunday of Lent https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1attSPKt9f7uMmXTGCrFiA3gIyQdDD2T1-4e1Fc_RscE/present?slide=id.gb52f1e3768_0_0

Click here to view the Lent 2 Garden which begins on Sunday, February 28

To prepare in advance this is what you will need:
Click here to get → Resources for Lent Garden Crafts and Recipes

Welcome to the Garden – Lent 2
Author: Tori Smit
Categories: Blog, Christian Education Archive

Welcome to our Lent Garden.

Today’s Lent 2 garden is one of six Lent Gardens you will find uploaded here week-by-week during the season of Lent. The gardens have each been created for people of all ages to interact with over this season of as we journey toward Jerusalem and Holy Week together.

You can begin your visit by first clicking on the link to the Lent 2 Garden found at the end of this article. This will open up a new slide that looks just like the photo found at the top of this article. The photo will not take you to the interactive garden – only the link at the end of the article will do that.

Once you have the garden slide opened, click on the open bible on the park bench. You will then be taken to a collection of daily bible readings, children’s bible story readings, prayers, and questions to think about throughout the week. Once you’ve got these devotions in hand, go ahead and click around the rest of the garden to discover so much more.

The itty bitty library boxes behind the park bench each unlock a video recording of a wonderful bible story for everyone to enjoy. The stories you view come from two of the bible story books listed in the weekly devotions.

The hanging flower basket will take you on a weekly adventure of garden musings and ideas with Kristine O’Brien, an avid gardener and thoughtful minister.

The guitar leaning against the tree sings out a brand new or much loved hymn or song that will connect you to our weekly bible story and theme. You’ll want to sing along with all of these talented musicians.

Do you feel like going for a walk? Click on the wooden door and walk into a world of labyrinth visits, reflections and finger labyrinth opportunities.

Is it time to be creative? The garden gnome reveals a simple craft idea that makes use of materials that you likely already have at home.

And when it’s time for something to eat, click on the picnic basket for a new recipe or two to try out at home.

Enjoy your time in the garden and don’t forget to return next Sunday for a new garden journey.

Click here to view the Lent 2 Garden which begins on Sunday, February 28


To view signed document see:

Intimation declaring a charge vacant – Chesterville, Winchester, Morewood

The Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry
Mrs. Ruth Pollock, Moderator
Mrs. Donna McIlveen, Clerk
Clerk: 1711 County Road 2 Johnstown ON K0E 1T1 – 613-657-3803 – donnamcilveen79@gmail.com

In consequence of the retirement of the Rev. Bruce W. Kemp, formerly minister of the pastoral charge of
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chesterville, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Winchester and Morewood Presbyterian Church, Morewood, the Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry hereby intimates and declares the charge to be vacant and calls upon all parties concerned to proceed, according to the laws and practice of the church, to the obtaining of a minister to fill the vacancy.

January 1, 2021 Mrs. Donna McIlveen, clerk
Johnstown, Ontario The Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry