COVID update

update: Feb 20, 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).
The online Zoom, YouTube, and print versions will still be available.
In addition, you may join us in person – with children allowed to sit with their families. Sunday school is still offered.

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.

Advent/Christmas Letter

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
…For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
Psalm 130: 5, 7b

(Creatora de Luz by Garcia)

Merry Christmas,
Well, almost.
As I write this, I know that Christmas is coming. I’ve seen the signs. Snow has arrived, and the trees are budding – not leaves, but lights. I know Christmas is coming, but I’m still in Advent – that time of waiting.
Which are you feeling?
(Please continue reading, or go to the bottom for the pretty PDF.)

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Growing Hope

Our senior Sunday school class has invited us to support the planting of Olive trees this year.

The olive tree is pretty amazing: growing in poor soil, producing precious fruit, living for over a thousand years, and being a symbol for peace. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of olive trees have been destroyed in this area since 2001 – depriving the farmers of their income and traditional way of life. This project will help right an injustice. The Presbyterian Church in Canada is partnering with the YM/YWCA of East Jerusalem, and their goal is to plant 8 000 trees a year, at $30 a tree.

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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