East Central/West Central Area Gathering

The East Central/West Central Area Gathering for 2018 will be held October 20 at Zion Lutheran Church, 52 Avenue & 50 Street, Bashaw

All members of East Central and West Central Areas ELCIC Congregations are invited to gather together to worship, read the Word, pray, and have conversations, as well as enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring a car load from your congregation to share your stories and celebrations, to connect with others in your Area, and share your Mission in Ministry. All are welcome!

There is no fee to attend however, your congregation will still receive an invoice for your yearly Area Membership fee. Pastors/Council Chairs, please contact your Dean for more information about this, and where to send payment. Do not mail your fee to the Synod office.

To register for the Area Gathering, please click here: East Central/West Central Area Gathering Registration

A freewill offering will be collected to help cover coffee breaks and lunch costs.


  • 8:15 am: Registration and Refreshments
  • 9:00: Gathering in Song and Opening Worship including Dwelling in the Word
  • 9:45: Bishop’s Time
  • 10:15: Video from Synod Convention
  • 10:30: Body Break
  • 11:00: Directed Conversation/Listening Exercise
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00: Gathering in Song
  • 1:15 Area Focus
  • 2:15: Body Break
  • 2:30: Closing Eucharist and Sending

 Offerings taken during worship will be collected and divided, with half designated for a local ministry (to be decided by each Area Leadership Team), and half for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund.


No new reports will be distributed for the Area Gatherings in 2018. Reports were prepared for the 17th Biennial Convention of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories which took place June 14-16, 2018. They are available on our website here: 2018 Bulletin of Reports 


West Central Area Financial Statements 2018: West Central Area Inc Exp 2018

For more information about your area gathering, please contact:  

(EC) Dean Julianna Wehrfritz-Hanson – wehrhanca@yahoo.ca

(WC) Dean Kathy Calkins – krcalkins@shaw.ca.