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MNO Weekly News - October 16, 2019

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Mark your calendar!
Cameroon Celebration
Friday, October 25 - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Lutheran Church of the Cross. Click here for event details.

Cameroon Appeal 2019
Our Synod has a long-standing relationship with the Lutheran church in Cameroon (EELC). This year we ask for your prayerful and financial support of our appeal. See our web page for more information and resources.

ELCIC Mutual Ministry Guide
Click here for the new guide, a resource for congregations and faith communities.

Acts of the MNO
Does your congregation have a creative idea for serving the community and connecting with new partners? Click here for some ideas that other communities have engaged. Click here to apply for an Acts of the MNO grant.
**NEW** Treasurers and Rostered Ministers - Income Tax on Housing Allowance for 2020
Rostered Ministers who receive a housing allowance, and wish to have their taxes reduced at source, please click here for information and forms. Now is the optimum time of year to submit forms to CRA.

Compensation Guidelines
The section regarding pulpit supply in the MNO Synod Compensation Guidelines for Rostered Ministers has been clarified. Click here for the latest guidelines.

National Convention 2019
"Called To Journey Together" was the theme. Click here for highlights of this summer's ELCIC convention.

**Updated** Eco-Reformation Project
Click here to read the latest update - How to talk about climate change. Click here for Eco-Reformation page and to take a look at recommended resources and Pastor Dave's recent blog-post!

MNO Youth News

For regular programming, check out our youth page on the synod website!
**NEW** Have you seen our 50th anniversary of Thanksgiving Retreats video? Click here.

2019 Calendar
Click here for information about Youth Services.
U of W Campus Ministry
Anglicans, Uniteds and Lutherans are working together as "Peace Seekers - U of W" - if you're on campus, join in!

Around the Synod

**NEW** Grief is a Journey
This is a 7 week program, Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. starting October 17. The Church of St. Stephen and St. Bede. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Farewell and Godspeed for Reverend David Lowe
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon and presentation to follow. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 637 Buckingham Road, Winnipeg, MB. Ph: 204-832-4564, e-mail: gdeiwpg@gmail.com
Women In Ministry
Rostered women in ministry in the Winnipeg-area are invited to gather in late-October! For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

ELCIC Weekly Bulletin Covers
2019-2020 Canadian Bulletin Series (series begins on December 1, 2019). Deadline for orders is October 18. Click here to order.

Lutheran Urban Ministry (The Urban)
Available meal team dates, click here.
For more information please contact rhonda@theurban.ca

In Our Community

**NEW** Walking Softly! - KAIROS Canada
The Doctrine of Discovery: Impacts on Land, Food & Relations - October 18 and 19 at St. John's Presbyterian Church. Click here for more information and registration.

**NEW** What is the place of Christianity today? A Cross-Canada Conversation in Honour of the 75th Anniversary of the The Canadian Council of Churches
Live-stream event - Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

**NEW** Pastoral Care and Domestic Abuse Workshop
November 21 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canadian Mennonite University. Click here for more information. Registration deadline is November 14.

Greening Sacred Spaces
Event at 7pm on October 20th at St Mary's Road United, Winnipeg. More info here.

Caring for People Living With Trauma
Manitoba Multifaith Council offers this half-day workshop on November 13th, at St Mark's Lutheran Church, Winnipeg. Two sessions, 25 participants each. Click here for more information.

Employment Opportunities

None at this time.

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