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March 7, 2008

Highlights From the Second Day of NCC Meetings

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)'s National Church Council (NCC) is meeting in Winnipeg from March 5-8. The council is meeting for an extra day during their spring meeting to include time for focusing on visioning and strategic development.

On Thursday, council began their session at 9:00 a.m. with Opening Devotions by Tom Brook. ELCIC Secretary Don Storch and council member Roger Haugen facilitated a discussion on the ELCIC's Constitution, Bylaws and Governance. Jeff Pym is facilitating the visioning portion of the meeting and had council members spending various parts of the day working individually and in groups.

The session adjourned for the evening with closing prayers. Friday's session will commence at 9:00 a.m. and will continue the discussion on visioning. The business portion of the meeting will begin Friday after the lunch break.

Photo highlights from the meeting are available on the NCC page of the ELCIC website: http://elcic.ca/National-Church-Council/default.cfm

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