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Congregations are excited about making the connection between home and church. Faith stories are shared and faith traditions nurtured. You can find some excellent ideas to use by reading the description of their events. If you've held a Partners in Faith gathering that you'd like to share on this website, send a description and photos to bfast@elcic.ca

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Welland, ON is the Partners in Faith Resource congregation (Partner Congregation) for the Hamilton/Niagara conference in Eastern Synod. As part of the covenant with ELCIC their PIF committee decided to host their first PIF event on June 19, 2002-"CHURCH and HOME, Keeping the Connection." read more…

At Hosanna Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB, during the season of Lent it has been the practise to hold Wednesday night worship services. In 2002, one little idea added a lot to these services. The idea was that each night one person would share their faith story as a homily for those gathered. read more…

Augsburg Lutheran Church, Brampton, ON is the Partners in Faith Resource congregation for the Toronto Conference in Eastern Synod. At their first PIF event on April 28, 2002, the goal was to tell Augsburg's story-what happens on Sunday. A work in progress, Augsburg is excited about what is happening as their congregation partners with homes. read more…

The MNO Congregation at Abundant Life Lutheran Church in Winnipeg challenged their members to a discussion of the "Splashed With Promise" Video Series within the setting of three Sunday morning worship services. read more…

Telling our own stories is a key element in sharing our faith with others. Listen in as some of our ELCIC members describe their faith journeys. Do you have a faith story to share? Send it to Barb Fast (bfast@elcic.ca or fax 204.984.9185)


Matt Griener
is a member of Hosanna, Edmonton and a U of A student. "For eighteen or nineteen years not only was I not waiting patiently for the Lord, I wasn't even interested…"


Lisa Omerzu
of Edmonton calls her story a faith journey. "A story has an ending and as I am only 18 years old, my journey has just begun…"


Marvin McDonald
of Peace Lutheran Church in Abbotsford writes, "My story, like everyone's, unfolds in the communities where I have lived…"

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