|KAIROS Regina invites you on a journey of faith, one that challenges our comfortable lives and changes the very buildings we worship in. On October 15, KAIROS Regina will host a one-day hybrid conference called, “Creation Care in our Places of Prayer: Energy Retrofits and other Faith-based Climate Action.” |
In the leadup to that session, they offer these articles to prepare our hearts and minds for the deep transformation that is needed:
Our Call to Care for Creation
How Much Shall We Give
Yeast to Raise the Ambition
Cast the Net Wide
Join us next weekend to learn and share and begin to plan a path forward together.
May 5 marks Red Dress day in Canada, a day of remembrance for the 1200+ missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit individuals across the country. Beginning over 12 years ago, the initiative was born out of Métis artist Jaime Black’s REDress art installation wherein hundreds of red dresses were displayed in public spaces to raise awareness for the missing women.
The colour red was chosen based on the traditional knowledge that it is the only colour spirits can see and it is used as a means of calling the spirits of these lost loved ones home. In line with Black’s vision, every year red dresses and ribbons are hung nationwide in remembrance of these women and to symbolize what has been declared an ongoing genocide.
This year, the Eastern Synod will be partnering with St. Peter’s, Kitchener to provide a Palm Sunday worship opportunity. This televised service will be available to those who may choose to participate on Sunday morning via the live broadcast, as well as to those who may wish to view the recording at a later date. Please note, that this worship opportunity will be in addition to local services (we are not asking you to cancel your local Palm Sunday services).
Leading the service will be Bishop Susan Johnson, Bishop Michael Pryse, Pastor Mark Ehlebracht, Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar (Evangelical Lutheran Church In Jordan and the Holy Land), President Conrad Plummer (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guyana), as well as rostered and lay participants from across our Synod.
In place of palm branches, we invite you to wave textile items which can then be donated to local agencies in your community. Wave socks…receiving blankets…washcloths…bedsheets…towels…or even underwear! We encourage you to make arrangements for donations to a local agency in advance.
You can PVR or tune in to this special, live, national CTV broadcast on Sunday, April 10, at 10AM ET (Bell Fibe: 201/1201 Bell Satellite: 584, 1505; Rogers Cable: 12/109/518; Shaw Direct: 67/369 *Local listings across the province and country may vary). Subscribers can also access the CTV-SWO live feed online. The service will be posted by April 12 to stpeterskw.ca and easternsynod.org.
MORE SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOTH DATES!!!
*REGISTRATION LIMIT NOW SET AT 35 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION*
Attention congregational treasurers!
High on the list of tasks most dreaded by congregational treasurers is completing CRA’s annual Registered Charity Information Return (T3010). Eastern Synod Treasurer, Keith Myra, isn’t promising to make this task any more fun, but he is offering a workshop that’s intended to provide you with some additional guidance when you complete this form on behalf of your congregation. In addition to providing some tips, this session will include opportunities to ask questions about situations specific to your congregation that may affect how you complete your return.
The same workshop will be offered via Zoom on two separate dates/times. In order to provide sufficient time for questions and discussion, registrations will be limited to 25 participants for each session. To register, click on one of the following links and complete the form that is presented to you. After submitting the form you will receive an email confirming that your registration has been received, followed by a second email with a Zoom link that will enable you to log into the session on the date that you selected.
Click on this link to register for the session on Wed. April 6th (10-12 noon) (Eastern Standard Time)
Click on this link to register for the session on Thurs. April 7th (6:30 – 8:30 pm) (Eastern Standard Time)
To obtain the most value from this workshop, participants should bring:
- a blank T3010 Registered Charity Information Return
- a blank T1236 Qualified Donees Worksheet
- a blank T1235 Directors/Trustees and Like Officials Worksheet
- a copy of your 2021 financial statements,
- and ideally, a copy of your most recently completed T3010 form (e.g. 2020)
Regardless of whether you decide to register for one of these workshops or not, keep in mind that CRA requires that your congregation submit its Charity Information Return no later than six months after your fiscal year-end. Most congregations have a December 31st fiscal year-end, in which case the T3010 form for 2021 must be filed no later than June 30th, 2022.
If you have questions about this workshop, feel free to contact Keith Myra (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any problems with your registration confirmation or Zoom link should be directed to Cindy Stubbs (email@example.com).