8:15 am – Registration opens (continental breakfast and coffee available)
8:45 am – Dwelling in the Word
9:30 a.m. – Cluster Listening Summary, Bishop Erickson
11:00 a.m. – Cluster Caucuses – Elections/Resolutions/Concerns (no closing plenary; depart when your caucus concludes)
Bishop Erickson has been visiting with each of our ten clusters and listening to rostered ministers and lay leaders. We invite you to attend our Cluster Assemblies Event to learn what Bishop Erickson has learned from the joys and concerns you’ve shared with him.
Bishop Erickson explains, “The next step in the listening process will take place at the Cluster Assemblies Event on Saturday, February 25, 2017. We are asking that all those who plan to attend the Synod Assembly in June to gather at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church (8633 W. Becher Street, West Allis) from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. The morning will begin with worship, then move into a discussion of the preliminary results of the listening sessions and the themes that emerge. We will then divide into clusters for business meetings, in which those present can nominate or elect people to serve in various positions and consider any resolutions that members would like to present at the synod assembly. At the Synod Assembly (June 1-3 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee), we will conclude this phase of listening as we articulate the values, principles, and practices that will guide our life together in the years to come.”
Please consider setting aside time for this important morning in February. We encourage everyone that will be a voting member at Synod Assembly in June to attend but we also want you to know that everyone is welcome! There is no cost and we expect to be finished by noon.