This information may be benefical to those who are interested in the development of their prison ministry.
Please see the following letter sent by Rev Hugh Kirkegaard, Correctional Service Canada - Regional Chaplain - Atlantic
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary has two upcoming Information Sessions for prospective students: one later this month for prospective Doctor of Ministry students and one early March for prospective masters students. For more information please see the attachment.
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) are Ambassadors for Christ: In Mission for Others, says National Bishop Susan Johnson. In a letter to the church, Bishop Johnson thanks members of the church for their commitment and participation in the ELCIC Praise Appeal as it enables the church to be a witness in the world, responding in mission and ministry.
This resource is offered to help leaders in the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC meet some of the challenges described in our Vision for Mission 2010-2012. This document may be used by Congregational Councils, Conference Councils, Boards which support the work of our camps, students and chaplains. Hearts for Ministry Devotions
Dear Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada:
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
This is the year that all five synods will be meeting in convention and will be considering next steps in the structural renewal process. Last summer the National Convention approved in principle the outline for structural renewal. Now we will be seeing specifics in terms of implications for synods and for congregations.
Significant changes have recently been made by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to its T1233 - Clergy Residence Deduction (CRD) Form. Individuals eligible for the CRD and their employers need to be aware of what has been revised, since this form is your joint submission to CRA. For an explanation of the modified requirements, we strongly advise you to review CCCC's commentary
The following letter is from Paul Gehrs, Assisant to the National Bishop - ELCIC, Justice and Leadership and also Rev Andre Lavergne, Assistant to the National Bishop - ELCIC , Ecumenical and Interfaith.
The national office would like to make you aware of the opportunity for young adults to apply to be stewards for the World Council of Churches.
Four Leadership Awards are presented at each biennial Synod Assembly (two to clergy and two to lay people). This award provides a means of honouring individuals within the Eastern Synod who are providing a significant Christian witness through exemplary service to the Synod and to the wider church.
Please foward your submissions by March 5, 2012 to the Synod Office by mail, fax or email.