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FaithCARE Workshop - Update

Update for the FaithCARE Workshop:

Registration for the Sept. 6/7 Workshop is full. If you would be interested in attending a FaithCARE Workshop in the future please let Phil Heinze know. You can email him at pheinze@elcic.ca.

Thank you!

My Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to you today about the upcoming FaithCARE training opportunity. You will find all the information on the attached brochure as well as on our website.

Survey for Provision of Word and Sacrament Ministry

Message from Pastor André Lavergne, Assistant to the Bishop, Ecumenical and Interfaith
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Peace, friends.

As you are aware, FOD (Committee for Faith, Order and Doctrine) is doing some National Church Council work on the Provision of Word and Sacrament Ministry.

In that regard, FOD has published a survey to garner input to help shape the study guide. The deadline (extended) for responses is June 30.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief - World Refugee Events in June

June 20th marks World Refugee Day and because of this the CLWR is encouraging you to come to some of the refugee-related events happening in Kitchener-Waterloo this summer. Most are one-time events happening in the month of June.

Find the event schedule here: http://worldrefugeedaykw.ca/events/.

In particular, CLWR will be part of the Torn from Home: My Life as a Refugee exhibit at the Waterloo Region Museum (10 Huron Road, Kitchener) from June 1-Sept. 2.
Find more information here: http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/exhibits/torn-from-home.aspx.

Newly Elected Assistant to the Bishop

Dear friends,

It is my very great pleasure to announce to you that the Eastern Synod Council has elected the Rev. Douglas Reble for election as Assistant to the Bishop of the Eastern Synod for a term to August 31, 2014.

Ordained in 1984, Doug has served with great distinction in the St. James Lutheran Parish, New-Dundee/Mannheim, at Grace Lutheran Church, Eganville and most recently at Zion Lutheran Church in Stratford.

Arab Christians Have Built Hope in Hopeless Situations

The Lutheran World Federation – A Communion of Churches

Arab Christians Have Built Hope in Hopeless Situations

LWF President Younan Speaks at Conference on Christians in the Middle East
BEIRUT/Lebanon/GENEVA, 24 May 2013 (LWI) - “We do not live in the mentality of the ghetto, nor in the mentality of a minority complex, nor do we live as dhimmi (dependent) people,” said Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan. “We have always been, as Arab Christians, building our societies, loyal to our countries and nationalities, bringing hope in hopeless situations.”