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July 10, 2019

ELCIC National Convention to Meet at the University of Regina

Over 150 delegates, special guests and visitors from across Canada will gather in Regina, SK this week to participate in the 2019 National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The convention, under the theme Called to Journey Together: The Ministry of Reconciliation will take place July 11-13 at the University of Regina campus.

((During the three-day convention, delegates will hold elections for Secretary, Treasurer, National Church Council, Court of Appeal and National Bishop, while discussing a number of significant motions. Business sessions will include morning and evening worship, as well as several presentations spread out over the agenda to lift up reconciling with creation, journeying with Indigenous Peoples, and journeying with people of other faiths.

“Attending National Convention is like coming to a family reunion,” said ELCIC National Bishop Susan C. Johnson. “Even if you haven’t been before, you will be welcomed like family, have the chance to meet people from across the church and across the country, and you will be able to re-establish old friendships while making new ones. Our church is doing exciting things, and you have the opportunity to be a part of the decision-making that sets the groundwork for the future of our church.”((

The ELCIC National Convention takes place every three years and includes clergy and lay delegates, partners, special guests, visitors, volunteers, and staff.

Delegates will consider over 22 motions throughout the three days of convention on important mission and ministry relating to: The Call to Journey with those who are Dying; a resolution on single-use plastics; Reimaging our Church – Public Ministry in the ELCIC; Resolution on Respect for LGBTQ2SIA+ persons; and many more.

The ELCIC is will once again present the ELCIC In Mission for Others Leadership Award at convention. This award recognizes an individual – either rostered or lay – who has made an outstanding contribution to the life and work of the wider church over several years. Nominations were made from across the church; this year’s recipient will be announced Thursday evening.

Further information on the ELCIC’s 2019 National Convention is available online at: elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/default.cfm

A live webcast will be available for convention. It can be accessed at elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/livewebcast.cfm

All local media must be accredited in order to attend this event. Forms for accreditation can be found at the following link: elcic.ca/In-Convention/2019-Regina/media.cfm

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