While we had hoped that we would be past the COVID pandemic, it seems it will continue to challenge us in unexpected ways for some time to come. This pandemic has disrupted much of our lives and requires all the flexibility, creativity and patience that we have. Despite many setbacks, we have been able to respond remarkably well. One example is the 2022 National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) which will be held July 15–16 online.
“The final decision was made in the best interest of the health and safety for all who would be part of the upcoming convention—delegates, staff, volunteers and visitors,” said ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson. “Holding convention online this year and a special convention next year allows us to ensure that we meet this year to conduct the business of the church.”
Preparation for an online convention needs things that some delegates may never have had to do before. Those with internet experience, particularly those who have been working from home, taken part in online meetings of other groups, or followed one or more of last year’s synod conventions, will bring valuable experience. This issue of Canada Lutheran looks at all things Convention. Continue reading to learn more!