Ponder Anew 2

Strength for Today

Bright Hope for Tomorrow

An evening of inspiration

About Ponder Anew

In 2017, the Alberta and the Territories Synod of the ELCIC hosted a series of events called Ponder Anew. Bishop Larry shared his vision for the future. Videos showcasing the Synod’s many ministries were shown. Individuals spoke about their own passion for the Synod’s work

Feedback from attendees was so positive that Synod Council decided to do it again this fall. These events are now completed, but you may be able to access a recorded version.

Dates and Locations

Doors will open for all in-person events at 5:00 pm (dinner at 5:30) MST.
Click on any city to learn more about that particular event.


October 14

Heritage Inn Hotel


October 15

Ambrose University

Red Deer

October 16

LC of the Good Shepherd


November 4

Lougheed Centre


November 5

Polish Hall

Grande Prairie

November 6

Trinity Lutheran Church


November 26

4:00 pm

What to Expect

All the in-person events will have some elements in common:

Catered dinner

Visionary speech by Bishop Larry

Short Synod Missional Priorities video

Stories by donors (individuals and congregations)

In-person messages from the Synod Treasurer (Paul Ellison) and ELFEC (Kathryn Smith)

young pastors and their spouses around the table at the Polish Hall
Rostered leaders and spouses at the Edmonton 2017 Ponder Anew event


For the online event, please register in order to be sent the link.

There is no cost to attend; should you choose to, you may help offset the cost of your meal with a freewill offering.