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June 26, 2019

In September 2017 Christians from across northeastern Ontario gathered as a visible sign of the body of Christ to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At this event, elders Julie and Frank Ozawagosh, who accompanied us over the two days of this conference, noted that “The... full post »

June 24, 2019

On Friday, June 21, the Poverty Reduction Act, legislating the federal poverty reduction strategy (PRS), was entrenched in law.

For the past decade, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and the Dignity for All campaign have called for a national anti-poverty strategy for Canada that is... full post »

June 20, 2019

Immigration and refugees have become polarizing topics and will be defining issues in Canada’s 2019 federal election. The openness with which Canadians once welcomed refugees is slowly ebbing to feelings of concern, doubt, and frustration.

On June 20, international World Refugee Day,... full post »

June 20, 2019

There is overwhelming evidence that we face a climate emergency. That the Government of Canada has acknowledged that emergency and committed to additional action, is worthy of celebration.

The climate emergency motion was introduced by Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and... full post »

June 19, 2019

The Eastern Synod is making 10 full scholarships available to lay persons who will be accompanying a rostered leader from their congregation in the upcoming 2019-2020 Missional Leadership Cohort. 

Scholarships will be offered on a first come, first served basis, for up to two lay... full post »

June 13, 2019

Every spring, Bishop Pryse invites lay people from across the synod to a spiritual retreat. Although the agenda stays fairly consistent, every retreat is unique, changing with each year’s themes and worship experience. Bishop Pryse invites guest speakers each year who bring their expertise to... full post »

June 11, 2019

The ELCIC Women of Faith Fund provides annual grants that encourage and facilitate the Christ-centred ministry of women within the ELCIC and In Mission for Others.
   This year, the Women of Faith Fund received many applications and we would like to thank everyone who applied. The following... full post »

June 11, 2019

Kitchener-Waterloo residents gathered at Kitchener City Hall Square to listen to Indigenous and faith community representatives speak about the urgent need for safe passage of Bill C-262, “An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights... full post »

May 16, 2019

A new Mutual Ministry Guide has been prepared by the ELCIC. The purpose of this guide is:

- To help congregations and leaders to nurture good and healthy mutual relationships.
- To provide guidelines to facilitate intentional and regular evaluations of congregational ministries, the... full post »

May 16, 2019

As rostered leaders are planning their holidays, perhaps you are looking for a means to provide a sermon to your congregation on Sundays. Look no further! A national resource overseen by the Program Committee for Worship (, called... full post »