Synod 2010: Not in Canada, Eh!

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Synod 2010 will not be held at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta, as originally planned.

As a cost-saving measure, Synod 2009 voted to hold next year’s synod at Trinity Christian College in Illinois once again. Additional airfare costs alone for Edmonton would total $70,000, according to the CRC’s Board of Trustees.

Several delegates expressed their disappointment. “I really would like to see synod held in Canada,” said Rev. Carl Bergman, Classis Atlantic Northeast. “Be stewardly, but make every effort at the first opportunity to hold synod on Canadian soil.”

“Out of respect for one another and the diversity we all care about, it’s worth spending the $70,000,” said Rev. Jack Gray, Classis Central Plains.

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Roxanne Van Farowe is a freelance writer living in North Carolina. She has reported on synod, the annual decision-making gathering of the CRC, for many years.