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Thursday, April 30, 2009

REGINA Lutheran Church–Canada Central District Convention wrapped up Thursday, April 30. Delegates acted on the following resolutions Wednesday and Thursday:

• Amalgamated Cypress Hills and Moose Mountain Circuits to form the Southland Circuit • Approved constitutions for five congregations • Defeated a resolution to establish an endowment fund for congregations struggling with finances • Adopted an amended resolution encouraging the Synod Board of Directors to act upon a 2005 national convention resolution asking for financial support of immigration costs for foreign pastors • Accepted the minutes of the 2008 annual meeting • Accepted the report of the executive director and financial audit for 2008 • Adopted a resolution asking LCC’s Council of Presidents to review the relationship between participation in communion and the Rite of Confirmation • Approved changes in the district handbool to reflect the Relationship Model of governance. • Declined an overture regarding district circuits. The subject of the overture is covered in the LCC Handbook. • Adopted the district budget for 2009 and work programs for 2010 and 2011 • Declined an overture regarding Worker Benefit Plans because it is not consistent with LCC’s current structure • Chose Moose Jaw/Regina region for 2012 district convention • Donated the offering of more than $1,100 from the opening service to LCC seminaries’ student aid funds.

Reports
• Dr. Manfred Zeuch, president of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton announced a partnership with the Central District’s Lay Leadership School • Mission reports included La Ronge Fellowship, Saskatchewan; Thunder Bay Street Reach; Hispanic outreach in Brandon, Man; German-language outreach to immigrants in Winkler, Man.

Elections
• Board of Directors
o Member-at-large Don Fry

•Nominations Committee
o District (clergy) Rev. Al Borchardt
o District (lay) no candidates
o Synod (clergy) Rev. Harold Borchardt
o Synod (lay) Walter Heinemann

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