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August 15, 2019

A new digital hymn resource published by the Hymn Society is available for use in congregations and includes a free copyright for 2 months. This collection emerged from a desire to create hymns by, for, or about the LGBTQIA2S+ community that are accessible for a wider range of congregation.... full post »

July 18, 2019

Dear Eastern Synod Colleagues and Partners,

I am writing to share the attached document concerning the Martin Luther University College (formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary) search for its next Principal Dean.

Please read, consider and share this material as you deem appropriate.... full post »

July 05, 2019

Reserve your seat today for the upcoming Bishops’ Company Luncheon.
Our speaker this year is Rev Dr Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the ELCIC

October 5, 2019

12 Noon

Doubletree by Hilton, 30 Fairway Rd. S. Kitchener (formerly Holiday Inn).

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June 27, 2019

Sixty congregational leaders gathered to learn how to find and apply for grants from local, provincial and national foundations as well as government agencies.
   This first workshop was held February 2, 2019 in Oakville, Ontario. It was organized by Jeff Pym, Director of Stewardship and... full post »

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 »