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 what to expect.
Hearing positive reactions to Martin Luther University College’s new logo, since it was unveiled in late June, has been gratifying. After all, its creation was more than two years in the making.
But even more satisfying is when I see sparks of recognition wash over the faces of folks after they learn the meaning behind the Ringing Rose – the circular symbol forming the heart of the school’s new visual identity.
More often than not, sounds of “ooohhhhhh” signal their newfound enlightenment.
Dear Minister Hussen:
I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning motion (ES 18-07 MSC) adopted by delegates at our Synod Assembly this year. This motion calls on the federal government to end travel loan repayments for refugees to Canada.
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:
I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning a motion which was adopted by delegates at our Assembly this past year. The motion (ES 18-12 MSC) called on “closing the funding gap between physical health and mental health and addictions funding in Canada.”
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:
I am writing on behalf of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada concerning a motion which was adopted at our Synod Assembly this year. The motion (ES 18-05 MSC) reads in part: “We urge the Government of Canada to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and to commit to undertaking a fossil fuel subsidy review under the G20 process…”
Churches across Canada are once again joining the Dignity for All Campaign, co-led by Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Oct. 17. For the 6th annual Chew on This! event, a delegation of faith leaders will be gathering on Parliament Hill with MPs and Senators and calling for a national plan to end poverty in Canada.
How can people of faith participate in the political process in a constructive way?
Please join us to hear John Milloy address "Faith and Politics in an Age of Anger"
Saturday, November 3, 2018 6pm
Holiday Inn, Kitchener
To get tickets click here.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Bishop Susan C. Johnson has written a letter to the church affirming the commitment to upholding the dignity of all people and "to standing with our LGBTQ2+ siblings in Christ, both inside and outside of our church."
Dear members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC),
Notice from Jeff Pym, Director of Stewardship and Resource Development:
The grant writing workshop scheduled for October 20, 2018 in Oakville is cancelled.
When the timeline was originally established for our current FOD project, it was anticipated that FOD would meet this October to consider responses to Public Ministry in the ELCIC - A Preliminary Draft. This yielded a September due date for responses. Owing to scheduling difficulties, FOD will not meet until early November.
FOD has therefore moved the due date for responses to Friday, October 26.