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Bishop Rimbo at Synod Assembly

Materials for Assembly

We will again use Guidebook to help everyone to have everything they need for assembly in one place. Printed copies will not be provided to voting members. Find out how to download the Guidebook app or view it through the web here.

The agenda is posted in our Guidebook app. The agenda is formed through a sub-group working to propose the overall shape and details based on requests for time and proposed business. Next the Assembly Planning Committee reviews the agenda and recommends it to the Executive Committee and Synod Council. Before it reaches the Synod Assembly for approval, about 50 people have weighed in on the agenda. 

Nominations and Elections
At this year’s Assembly, we will be electing three members of the Synod Council to fill unexpired terms. Learn more about these seats here.

Nominations may be made from the floor of the assembly. They must be received by the Nominations and Elections Committee on May 11 before the end of the first plenary session. Floor nominations must be accompanied by a complete Nomination Form and 10 signatures of voting members of our 2017 Synod Assembly. 

Reference and Counsel

Reference and Counsel
The Reference and Counsel Committee collects, reviews, and presents resolutions and memorials to the assembly. Resolutions and memorials are proposals for the ministry of our church. Memorials address broad policy issues and are passed by Synod Assemblies for consideration by the Churchwide Assembly. Resolutions are requests for consideration or action synodically. 

The report of the Reference and Counsel Committee is available in the Guidebook app.

Submitting a resolution or memorial
The deadline for resolutions and memorials has passed. Resolutions may also be brought to the floor of the assembly and will be addressed by the assembly as time allows. A PDF version, a Word (or otherwise editable) version, and 200 paper copies must be brought to the Hospitality Table in the Grand Ballroom.


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