How Do We Shout “Alleluia” in a Strange Land?

By Tori Smit Easter is coming and churches are beginning to wonder how they might celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in a meaningful and wonder-filled way when we can’t come together, in one place, and shout out ‘Alleluia’ at the top of our lungs. How do we celebrate...

Maundy Thursday: Ideas for Worship at Home

by British Hyrams Maundy Thursday is the first of three Holy Week rituals following Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Sunday. Maundy means “commandment.” Maundy Thursday acknowledges the new commandment that Jesus gave his disciples at the feast of the Last...

Resources for Home Prayer and Worship

During this season of social distancing, here are some apps and resources for personal and family prayer and worship. The PCUSA Daily Prayer App provides brief services for Daily Prayer based on the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, including: psalms for the day,...
Challenges and Opportunities: Asian Canadian Churches of Today for Tomorrow

The Multicultural Church: Tips for making it work

“Is your church a multicultural church?” a local clergy friend asked me over coffee one day. In a diverse city like Toronto it is a question often asked of pastors. “Absolutely!” I said with a smile. There is no doubt the congregation in which my husband and I serve...