Synod Assembly takes place each spring and brings together voting members from congregations to engage in conversation and to vote on resolutions, elect synod council and committee representatives, consider finances, and other business. On Friday evening, we gather in worship followed by a dessert reception. This service is open to all and it is not necessary to register to attend worship and the dessert reception. Synod Assembly will take place in person only in 2023. Please read through the information below which explains more about synod assembly specifics.
Recording: Authentic Diversity Audit Informational Zoom
Earlybird Registration ends at 11:59 pm on April 30
Online Registration ends at 11:59 pm on May 17
Adults 31 and over: $235. $260 after April 30.
Youth, young adults 30 and under, retired Rostered Ministers: $135. $160 after April 30.
Important Cancellation Information: There is no refund for assembly registrations canceled after May 1, 2023!
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All actively serving rostered ministers (pastors and deacons) are voting members at Synod Assembly. They do not count towards your lay voting member limits.
Retired rostered ministers who wish to attend as a voting member should contact the synod office prior to registering.
The number of lay voting members your congregation elects depends on the number of baptized members reported on your 2021 congregational report form A. We encourage congregations to choose voting members who will represent a range of age, ethnicity, and gender whenever possible.
All congregations may elect at least two lay voting members to the Synod Assembly.
Congregations having 750 to 1,249 baptized members may elect a third lay voting member. Thereafter an additional lay voting member may be added for each additional 500 baptized members of the congregation (e.g. at 1,250 members, 1,750 members, etc.).
All congregations may add one voting member to the number allotted if that additional member is a youth or young adult (30 or younger when elected).
About the Artwork: the image used in this year’s logo is entitled “Our Voices Matter” and is painted by Robyn Sand Anderson, an abstract expressionist whose work often interprets musical compositions and biblical texts. We will be using her artwork in our next four synod assembly logos. Learn more at www.robynsandanderson.com.