Dear friends,I am inviting all members and adherents of EMCC Churches across Canada to join in an exercise to co-discover, co-dream, co-design the future God has in mind for our denomination. We call it the Discovery Assessment Project. Many of our pastors and local church leaders have already been engaged in this process through a series of Regional Focus Groups.Your voice is equally important. We have developed a survey as a convenient way for you to provide insight into where we are as a family of churches and where God is calling us to go. Would you kindly take a few minutes to complete the survey?Results from the survey, from Regional Focus Groups and other strategic conversations will be compiled and taken to the EMCC Board of Directors in March 2018. I will be presenting our direction at our Regional Gatherings, April 23-24 in Alberta, and April 30-May 1 in Ontario, based on the results of the Discovery Assessment Project.We are thankful for the leadership of Dr. Paul Magnus, who is serving as the Facilitator for the Discovery Assessment Project. Please see his letter of invitation to participate here.Thank you for taking time to add your voice to the conversation about our future together.The survey will be open until December 5th, 2017.Sincerely,Rev. Kervin RaugustPresident, EMCC
Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
EMCC has released the following statement:
At a news conference on Parliament Hill on October 29, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released a joint statement on euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Declaration…has been endorsed by over 30 Christian denominations together with over 20 Jewish and Muslim leaders from across Canada.
“Assisted suicide and euthanasia raise profound social, moral, legal, theological and philosophical questions–questions that go to the very core of our understand of who we are, the meaning of life, and the duty of care we owe to each other.”
-Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Read the full declaration here
Dr. Maraget Cottle of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition recently presented a lecture at HMC, ‘Speaking From The Evidence’, in which she explored the questions and truths surrounding this sensitive issue.