LCC Commission on Nominations and Elections: Nominations from the Floor

Synod is continuing its march towards a restructured future with elections to the various Synodical positions taking place at the three Districts (1). Following the results of the restructuring vote at the 2017 convention, on March 14, 2018 the Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE) sent out a call for nominations with a submission deadline of... Continue Reading →

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O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: ASC Hearing Date Set

LCC's ABC District and various people involved in the CEF/DIL debacle will be required to explain themselves to the government this coming May 2019 - nearly 9 months from today. I haven't seen an official announcement from the ASC yet so it looks like CTV had someone keeping a close eye on developments. CTV's article... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: When Silence Becomes Assent

On Jan 2015 when ABC District entered CCAA protection the world as LCC's membership knew it was turned upside down. In the time since then, the ABC District Task Force, the CEF Representative Action, and now the ASC have all painted the same picture in different ways - over the course of years District had misled church members... Continue Reading →

ASC: Securities regulator finds mortgage company deceived investors in Ponzi scheme

CEF advertised investments for loans to build churches and schools but placed the money in speculative seniors-related developments and a business. According to the Task Force Report they also used new depositor investments to make interest payments which is a typical element of a ponzi scheme. To me this article sounds awfully familiar. You can... Continue Reading →

Lessons LCC Members Should Learn From ASC’s Notice of Hearing

by Dennis Kendel - Board Chair, Faith Lutheran Church Saskatoon Context As individuals we have opportunities to continue learning throughout our time on this earth. Some learning occurs through structured educational programs that confer upon us some credential or certificate. Other learning occurs through life experiences. Learning through life experiences is often described as “the school... Continue Reading →

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