COVID update

update: Oct 6, 2022

Hallelujah!

With a decrease in coronavirus hospitalizations and an easing of government restrictions, the Session is welcoming people to worship back in the building.

This will be very similar to how it was before Christmas (but now with the choir). This includes a children’s program and refreshments & social time after worship.
The online Zoom, YouTube, and print versions will still be available.

If you come, here is what you can expect:

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WELCOME!

SIDE copyWelcome to Kensington Presbyterian Church!

 We are a Christian community worshipping in the heart of NDG — since 1896! The community of NDG has changed a great deal since then, and so have we.

Our worship is open and joyful, both contemporary and traditional.  In mission we support the Depot (local focus) and help fight the effects of COVID (international focus). The kids of Kensington are important to our community, since they have their own vitality and gifts to brings to the church.

You are welcome!

Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Giving Tree

Christmas is coming.
Are you not sure what to get someone?

Consider donating to a good cause on their behalf. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is helping people in many ways. You can chose one (or more) that will be meaningful to the person you’re looking for (called a tribute gift) – and they can get a card or email sent to them in recognition.

(we are also accepting food donations for the St. Monica’s Food Pantry, and the Head & Hands items for young mothers – the box is near the front entrance.)

Thanksgiving Letter

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4: 4

As I was sitting down to work on this letter I received an email from the church medical insurance people. It was their seasonal newsletter with advice for healthy living. This one was titled ‘Tired? Irritable? Distracted?’ It was about the impact (and prevalence) of chronic stress and anxiety. They chose a good theme. In the last couple of weeks I’ve had many people in my office, and out, who have been sharing their fears for the state of the world – internationally, locally & personally. (The door is always open.)

One of the lectionary readings for Thanksgiving is from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. He is writing from a place of suffering and uncertainty (sound familiar?) to a church that is in some turmoil & uncertainty. They are encouraged to “Rejoice in the Lord always” – something that’s hard to do without being thankful. But being thankful in times of suffering and uncertainty is also hard to do. How do we start?

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Kensington in The Presbyterian Record

This article appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Presbyterian Record – written by Roland De Vries about changes at Kensington Church over the past number of years. (To the right is the front cover of The Presbyterian Record from June 1964 – 50 years ago.)

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Change has been in the air at Kensington, Montreal, over the past six years as the congregation has adopted global and contemporary songs in Sunday worship. While we still sing many traditional hymns, there are new melodies, harmonies and rhythms rising into the air from sounding board, vocal cords and even the djembe.

Presbyterian Record cover June 1964Change has also been in the walls and in the ground and in the pews and in the programs and in the financial outlook. So here’s just a sampling of changes made in our congregation’s life over these past years, beyond the embrace of new musical expressions. Changes made in a spirit, I would say, of faithful common sense. Read More