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Bishop Rimbo at Synod Assembly

2017 Synod Assembly Timeline

Fall 2016

  • Assembly Planning Committee and Worship Committee begin to meet

December 2016

  • Conference of Deans make suggestions for appointments to Nominations and Elections Committee.
  • Synod Council approves a fee schedule.
  • Assembly Agenda Sub-Group begins to meet.

January 2017

February 2017

  • Assembly Planning Committee and Worship visit Westchester Marriott.
  • Resolutions are due by February 15 to info@mnys.org.
  • Agenda requests are due by February 15.
  • Worship leaders and speakers will gather for a one-day retreat.

March 2017

  • Early Registration closes on March 1. All payment must be received by March 1, or the regular registration rate will apply.
  • Forum applications are due by March 1.
  • Retired ELCA leaders and Synod Council must register by March 1.
  • The Synod Council to approve a draft agenda.

April 2017

  • All reports to the assembly or ads for the Bulletin of Reports are due by April 1.
  • All AV and scripts for those given agenda time are due by April 1.
  • All display table requests are due by April 1.
  • Regular Registration closes on April 18. All payment must be received by April 18, or the late registration rate will apply.
  • Hotel reservations must be made by April 18.
  • Nominations close on April 18.
  • The last date to cancel a meal plan is April 18. 
  • The Bulletin of Reports will be published in late April. 
  • Conferences typically meet before the assembly to review documents and prepare voting members on what to expect.

May 2017

  • Late registration fees apply. Voting materials will not be given if a participant has a balance due.
  • Synod Assembly is held May 11-13.
  • The synod office will be closed on May 15. 

Summer/Fall 2017

  • Assembly Planning Committee, Worship Committee, Executive Committee, and Synod Council all debrief the assembly. 



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