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What’s Next?

June 30th marked the beginning of a transitional period for our congregation. It was the official last day of the Rev. Dr. Gerard Booy’s ministry in Haney Church. What’s next for him? He is stepping away from congregational ministry to begin, in his words, “a practice as Spiritual Director through which I hope to provide spiritual guidance for individuals,…


Facing a New Season

I heard the geese arrive in our marsh last weekend. Now that spring is here, I expect they’ll be starting the nesting process, building them out of sight among the tall grasses and reeds. Every spring one silly goose chooses to nest on top of an abandoned beaver house way out in the middle of the marsh. Even…


We Journey Through Holy Week

We have now travelled beyond Palm Sunday and we continue on a path through Holy Week. All during Lent we have been moving hesitantly toward this time when we will come face to face with the One who willingly gave up his life for us. Jesus the Christ, the sacrificed Lamb of God, was brutally crucified in our place. He saved us! What…


Looking Towards Easter

Melting piles of slush and errant flurries may have us thinking we’re a long way from springtime, but there are Snowdrops blooming in the garden. This resurgence of life reminds us that spring will officially arrive in a month, followed by Easter, just a month later. This present interval is our time to turn towards God — a…


Lent Devotional 2017

A Lent Daily Devotional has been created by the faculty, students and friends of Presbyterian College, Montreal. Click [here] to access the devotional in various formats. It offers scripture readings, prayers and reflections daily, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017. “In using it, we encourage you to set aside a specific time and place each day…


Christmas Pageant Photos

The Christmas Pageant presented to the congregation on December 11th was entitled, “A Child Shall Lead Them: Now Museum, Now You Don’t” with children, youth and young adults participating. While we don’t like to feature individuals on the website without permission, here are a few group photos and a video to share highlights of this very special program. The…


Moving Towards Christmas

No matter how much we might sometimes wish otherwise, time steadily moves into the future. We can’t slow it down, speed it up, or make it go backwards, although it has an uncanny way of seeming to drag when we’re anticipating an event, and dash when we’re dreading one. That’s why it’s important to take…


Advent I – Hope

In church Sunday morning the children were asked what they saw that was different in the sanctuary. One youngster immediately pointed to a banner on the chancel wall: “Hope”. Another acknowledged the Advent wreath with its candles. At home, some families use Advent calendars, utilizing various ways of counting down the days to Christmas. Advent is a time…


Advent Intergenerational Event

Advent, from the Latin word for coming, Adventus, is the church season when we start preparing once again for the coming of the Lord Jesus…not just as a baby at Christmas but also as Christ the King in glory. We do many things during Advent as we begin readying our hearts and homes for Christmas….


HPC’s Family Christmas Bazaar

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” ~ Christmas is coming and one of our first gatherings of the season is the annual Family Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 19th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The church hall will be filled to near-bursting with a multitude of gifts and goodies for all ages….