I hope you have been following along with the updates to the ELCIC Reformation Challenge. The 2017 National Convention will mark two years since our church officially began the ELCIC Reformation Challenge (elcic.ca/eformationChallenge). Not only is the Reformation Challenge making a difference for others, it is making a difference in our church as we work together and stretch ourselves in generosity as a church In Mission for Others.
National Bishop Susan C. Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada joins with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Baha’i faith leaders in Canada in a call for action to help address the famines in South Sudan and extreme food shortages in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia.
More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria are facing a food crisis and in need of urgent humanitarian aid. In addition, the countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, are facing their own hunger crises or are feeling the effects from their neighbours.
The congregations of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and St. David and St. Patrick's Anglican Church are excited to announce that they have voted to accept a proposed merger agreement that will see a new church born to serve the people of Guelph.
The following is to let you know about a great opportunity for young women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for the gospel, who want to serve others, who seek ways to deepen their lives as followers of Jesus, and who would like an experience of intentional community.
Leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) issue an Earth Day message inviting ELCIC and ACC members to join in prayer, "for the humility and discipline to use Earth's resources wisely and responsibly."
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER!
Registration is now open across the country for participation in the Green Churches Forum 2017 on May 11th in Ottawa at Saint Paul University. Some 200+ participants are expected to attend this day-long event featuring a keynote speech, workshops, kiosks and a prayer service on "Celebrating the Spirit of Creation". Christians of all denominations will share their best environmental practices and rediscover a Christian spirituality mindful of our close relationship with God’s Creation.
Marcus Busch, President of the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) Board of Directors, wishes to inform CLWR staff, board and partners today of a pending leadership transition for CLWR in 2018.
Robert Granke, CLWR Executive Director, will retire effective March 31, 2018. Bob has been Executive Director since March 1, 2006. He began his amazing career with CLWR in March of 1977, 40 years ago this week.