I am presently attending our Alberta & the Territories Synod Convention at my old alma mater, (Camrose Lutheran College) now called Augustana, which is now part of the University of Alberta. The Convention theme is: "Rooted in Christ; Clothed with Joy."
Highlights for me so far are: a) the opportunity to connect with others-colleagues, parishioners, friends. In this sense, it is a family reunion type of atmosphere. b) The worship and especially the music under the direction and leadership of Dr. Joy Berg has been excellent and very inspiring. c) The opportunity to learn more and share about what's going on in our synod and our national church. This afternoon, I went to a workshop led by Pastor Kevin Powell on social networking media and the church, which was most engaging and informative. Well done Kevin!
If you're interested in learning more, check out our Synod website here and click on the "Convention Moments" link.