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 »
Faith in Action Locally
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 »
How can a small village church make a really big difference? How about knitting one?
For several years now the congregation of St. James ,Williamsford has been busy knitting teddy bears and winter hats, as well as making homemade quilts which they then donate to CLWR.
This year, on... full story »
St. Paul’s Church in Niagara Falls hosts 81 teens from Winnipeg
This summer brought some real joy to the members of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, when a bus-load of 81 delightful teens and their leaders from Winnipeg camped in St. Paul’s church hall. The young... full story »
The Eastern Synod council welcomed six new members when they met in early November. Elected at the 2018 Synod Assembly in Toronto the new members include laypersons Benjamin Bestvater and Judy von Wahl as well as pastors Anne Anderson, Janaki Bandara, Joanna Miller and Adam Snook. The remaining... full story »
Mount Zion Café in Waterloo opens its doors twice a month on Wednesdays at 10 am.
“It’s both good company and soup and bread,” say Karen Von Shilling and Esther Wilson laughing when asked why they like coming to the café.
The Café ministry emerged from the congregation’s visioning... full story »
On a warm summer night in July four food trucks, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, burritos, perogies, crepes and other such “fun food” drove into the parking lot to set up. Anticipation mounted. It was the first time Christ Church was venturing into the “food truck business” and no one knew exactly... full story »
We had a great, relaxed time with the kids, big kids . . and puppets!! on Camp Sunday. Camp music and actions, with familiar songs like He’s Got the Whole World, I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, and Rise and Shine were enjoyed. At ‘sermon’ time, the big kids got together in groups to talk about... full story »