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August 5, 2022
CLAY 2023: Ashes & Embers
Earth Charter International
KAIROS
COP27
Mission Grants
Luther
Ministry Opportunities
Summer Resource Pack
Leadership, Sustainability & Ethics
Climate Action Month
Call for Nominations 
Application Deadline: September 30!
Upcoming Events
 
From ELCIC News
The CLAY Summer Leader Resource Pack designed for you by the CLAY National Planning Committee (NPC) has everything you need to start getting ready for CLAY 2023. This CLAY Summer Leader Resource is created with youth in mind and contains suggested scripture readings, devotions, activities, music, and more to help youth and community leaders plan and carry out an event for their group.

This resource includes contributions from keynote speakers Rev. Nathan Fong and Rev. Aneeta Saroop, as well as pieces from the Venerable Val Kerr, who is the Gathering Elder. The CLAY NPC is excited to offer this free resource, and hopes that this will build community and excitement as leaders explore the gathering theme: Ashes & Embers. Please check out the resource when you click here.

Earth Charter International


Calling All Youth and Young Adults – ( 16- 25ish years old ). LSE Course (Leadership, Sustainability and Ethics) is 26 September to 5 January 2022
  • Do you have a project around sustainability that you are involved in your context?
  • Do you have an idea about something you want to do where you are?
  • Do you want to connect with young people around the world?
  • Do you want to do this for free?
Martin Luther University College Waterloo is working with the good folks of Earth Charter International to bring you together for a unique experience to learn, explore and grow with young people around the world. Time commitment is around three hours per week for the duration of the course ( some on zoom and some in your community) . Interested in joining in ? Grab your space (they are limited ) And your cost is covered!

To check out the course and see details  CLICK HERE.

To register your spot or more info email Pastor Anne Anderson

KAIROS Climate Action Month


From ELCIC News
Decolonizing climate action will underscore KAIROS’ fourth annual Climate Action Month, which launches September 1. Throughout September, KAIROS will explore weekly themes through online content and actions that will include a Canada focus (fossil fuels and environmental racism), global grassroots women’s organizations, and Indigenous rights. 

KAIROS’ Climate Action Month amplifies the World Council of Churches’ Season of Creation, which runs from September 1 (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4 (St. Francis of Assisi Day). The theme of this year’s Season of Creation is Listen to the Voice of Creation, in recognition of the voices that are muted or silenced in their attempts to communicate the climate crisis. Learn more here.

COP27

Two ELCIC partners are currently inviting applications to be delegates to 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (November 2022).
Once again, the Eastern Synod Mission Committee is inviting funding proposals from creative mission and ministry initiatives. We are looking for project proposals from congregations, specialized ministries and Ministry Areas in the areas of Long Term, Short Term and Compassionate Justice Initiatives. We would like to support initiatives that are about increasing the vitality of your congregations, strengthening discipleship in Jesus Christ, building relationships, are experimental or exploratory in nature, and are aimed at engaging those outside your walls. 

Eastern Synod Mission Grants are funded through the Church Extension and Capital Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. 

The application deadline is September 30, 2022. For more information about funding requirement, or to apply, please CLICK HERE

**A reminder to those who are applying for on-going funding to a currently funded project: Interim Reports are due with this application. We are unable to review applications for additional funding (CJI, Long Term or Short Term) if previous years’ reporting forms have not been received.

Glebe Centre opens second location  
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre, a community service provided by Martin Luther University College, has opened a satellite location at FaithLife Financial’s main office, 201-470 Weber St. N. in Waterloo, Ont. We invite you to join us for the opening reception from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24. No RSVP required. Just drop in and say “hi!” If you would like to offer your support, please contact glebecentre@wlu.ca

Ministry Opportunities

St. John's
Trinity 
St. James & St. Paul's
St. Mark's
St. Peter's (Director of Music)
Community Ministry (Coordinator)
Montreal, QC
Windsor, ON
St. Jacobs / Bridgeport ON
Kingston, ON
Kitchener, ON
Waterloo, ON
 
For more information please contact Rev Douglas Reble, Assistant to the Bishop.
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