Faith in Action Locally

“I am looking forward to this weekend,” I said to my husband back in late May. Before he got a chance to ask the question I read on his face – or at least I thought I did – I answered: “These events are well planned, I want to be with other women, and I like the theme of the retreat.”
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On a sunny Sunday morning in August, Grace church on Green Lake Road hosted an outdoor service and picnic.  Notices had been placed in mail boxes across the community to invite families in the neighbourhood to join in on a special gathering.
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The Eastern Synod Mission committee meets twice a year under the leadership of Bishop Michael Pryse. At their fall meeting, the committee reviews grant applications and decides which ministries will get financial support for the following year. This year over $300,000. has been granted to... full story »

“We have new people almost every Sunday in the worship service. Some of them start coming regularly, some occasionally and some may come only once,” says Hilla Lahtinen, who serves the congregation together with her husband Ronnie Smith as a ministry team.
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Eastern Synod Council member Bonnie Weppler took these pictures of the baby sweaters that the women of St. Peter’s Lutheran in Ottawa made for the baby bundles which will be packed up on Mothers’ Day for CLWR distribution.
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St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener gathers around 70 school children for breakfast every school day. The breakfast program began eleven years ago when Karin Meilke, a member of St. Luke’s heard of the community program offered to schools by an organization called Nutrition for Learning. The... full story »

When the Rhenish church began in the mid 1980’s, it focused heavily on new settlers. Then during the 90’s they broadened their mission to include campus ministry, focusing on students in the community. By the mid 2000’s they turned to helping families, providing programs such as marriage and... full story »

For those with dementia in Long Term Care, choices are often made for them – when they get up, what they eat, what they wear. With the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program at Trinity Village Care Center, Kitchener, they can again make their own choices – where they place the paint on the... full story »

The closing of one of our congregations, St. Philip’s, Kitchener has led to new beginnings and a new partnership... full story »


Rev. Hilla Lahtinen was appointed as the Director of Worship Ministries for the... full story »

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