Supported by funds from the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and with the staff support of Deacon Scott Knarr, Two Rivers congregations and leaders work towards reconciliation ecumenically and denominationally.
Music for the Spirit is a youth program, but people of all ages can be involved. Older youth teach the younger ones and choose music while the grown-ups act as organizers for events.
“Those who started six years ago in the program are now leading the younger ones. They have moved on in their lives, some are working, some studying, but they are still passionate about this program and are negotiating with their employers and schools so that they can participate in the program”, says Richelle Miller, the program coordinator.
Reconciliation & Peace: "Nord500North" was a conference that commemorated the 500th anniversary of the reformation movement. It was an opportunity to address a critical moment of our Christian history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often come between us and prevented us from working together. Our prayer is that this event inspires participants to be bold, creative, and joyful in our commitment to love each other and serve the world. Photos are here:
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The Racial Justice Advisory Committee of the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada can be found here.
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The closing of one of our congregations, St. Philip’s, Kitchener, has led to new beginnings and a new partnership with Anishnabeg Outreach. Anishnabeg Outreach is a charitable organization dedicated to helping First Nations, Métis and Inuit people with training and employment services. The former St. Philip’s will become the home for a new Indigenous dropin centre. The space will be a hub for various programs and services. Since we, as a synod are committed to working in the spirit of reconciliation and learning from our Indigenous neighbours, this is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our relationship and broaden our understanding of one another and our common vision. It is also a chance to work together to serve the community. This project was made possible through the effort of Lutheran Homes KW, a gift of $250,000 from St. Philip’s Lutheran Church and a mortgage of $250,000 held by the Eastern Synod.
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