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Convention 2011 begins work

May 17, 2010 2 Comments

Meetings preparing for the ninth convention of Lutheran Church–Canada are already underway. Scheduled for the southern Ontario city of Hamilton, the convention will run from June 3-6, 2011. 

LCC's 2011 Synod Convention will be held in Hamilton, Ontario

In early May, the convention’s Nominations Committee met by conference call to begin its work of identifying potential candidates for nomination to various elected positions. District conventions elected the members of the committee in 2009. Walter Heinemann (Central District) was chosen to chair the committee. Other members include Rev. Harold Borchardt (Central), secretary; Rev. Marvin Bublitz (East); Anna Fierling (East); Rev. Cliff Haberstock (ABC); Karen Nerbas (ABC); and Rev. Dennis Putzman, (LCC – appointed).  

The nominations committee is seeking names of persons who will consider nomination for election to a synod board or commission. 

To contain costs, convention organizers have shortened the event by one day. It will begin with an orientation session on Friday afternoon followed by Opening Worship and continue with business sessions on Saturday until Monday noon. “We hope this change will open the door to a broader range of delegates because they do not have to take so much time away from work,” noted convention manager Ian Adnams. 

The new schedule allows about the same amount time for business, elections and fellowship as previous conventions. “We are aware of the cost to congregations of holding conventions, and we had to make adjustments,” Dr. Adnams said. The convention will use the Hamilton Convention Centre along with the Sheraton Hotel. 

Delegates to the convention will hear from and act upon reports from the Task Force on Cost Efficient and Sustainable Seminary Education; the Task Force on Cultural Properties and Archives; and the Vicarage Program task force. They will also cast ballots for president, vice-presidents, Board of Directors, Boards of Regents, Commission on Theology and Church Relations and Commission on Adjudication and Reconciliation.


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