In our Ministry Area, every ministry is formed from a combination of professional rostered leaders and a much larger majority of Lay-Leaders from the communities. Come and get to know us, we'd like to know you.
Get to know David, and better understand what a "Dean" is and does.
Leadership Team Members are appointed to the Team for three year terms, but we are committed to service in God's name on a continual basis. More Info
Our Partners at Six Nations Polytechnic provided this image for our collectivity of Ecumenical Churches in the Haldimand Tract working on ReconciliAction with First Nations Communiities. We have more to learn about being Treaty People and we are thankful to progressing in our learning and real relationships.
The "Eastern Synod" covers the ELCIC Lutheran Ministries from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, to the Atlantic Coast. For more on the Eastern Synod go here. To see the partners of the Eastern Synod that help us do ministries of service at home and around the world, see Eastern Synod Ministry Partners here. Our Synodical Bishop, Michael Pryse, at the centre.
We are proudly part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada a faithful, open, energized community that extands from Coast to Coast to Coast in Canada and through the Lutheran World Federation and Canadian and World Council of Churches - Around the world. Our National Bishop, Susan Johnson and Synodical Bishop, Michael Pryse, are distinguished graduates of Wilfrid Laurier University, keeper of our Archives. More information here. Photo Mirko Petricevic.
MLUC, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo all arose out of our congregations. We proudly continue to support our schools and their commitments to inter-faith and multi-faith justice and community. Picture taken by Mirko Petricevik at Orientation 2018. More information here.
The ELCIC is committed to being a church of diversity, inclusion and welcome. The Racial Justice Advisory Committee helps congregations, ministries, the Synods and the National Church more fully reflect upon and grow into our commitment to racial justice.
Our Ministry Area is particularly committed to the Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) Ministries enlivening our Young Adults. For more information see Social Media for the "35 Under 35" Project, the Indigenous Rights Action Fund (IRAF), Third Space and the many ministries of Martin Luther University College.
On behalf of the whole Two Rivers Ministry Area, Confirmation days are held at Martin Luther University College, as is summer VBS. Our Youth and children are actively involved in social and service ministries. They receive programming in their congregations, camps and through CLAY.
For decades a Black History Month Service has been held by a Lutheran mission congregation started by Caribbean women wanting a church home for their families. This year the Service and afternoon celebration was held at Mt. Zion Waterloo. More pictures to come.
A commitment to the TRC Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is forefront in the minds to TRMA leaders. In congregational activities, Ministry Area initiatives, the programs and commitments of Third Space and our institution of higher learning we will continue to be committed to the task of becoming better stewards of the earth and relationships with our First Peoples neighbours and teachers.
Several Lutherans in the Two Rivers Ministry Area serve in leadership within the KAIROS Ecumenical Justice organization and build momentum in areas of Indigenous Rights, Ecological Justice, Migrant Justice, Gender Justice and Prophetic Witness. More here.
Rev. Dr. Peter Kuhnert of our Ministry Area serves as Co-Chair of the Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Life Sciences Working Group. If you have questions, please contact Pr. Peter.
Find out more from the Lutheran World Federation via https://www.lutheranworld.org/
Find out more about Canadian Lutheran World Relief via https://www.clwr.org/
The Lutheran Church is the steward of Trinity Village a care centre for seniors and vulnerable persons. Our congregations provide a variety of supports including leadership through financial support, pastoral care, and weekly ministry hospitality to residents. For more information see Trinity Village.
For a first hand look and listen to this community organization we helped initiate, see this article and video on Music for the Spirit from Music Counts, CBCMusic or contact Scott to volunteer or provide support.