The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.
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 will be 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 officers, Synod Council members, Consultation Committee members, Discipline Committee members, and 2019 ELCA Churchwide voting members. Find nomination form, here.
Forms must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20. Please note, "Nomination Form" in the subject line.
Nominations may be made from the Assembly floor. These nominations must be accompanied by a completed Nomination Form and 10 signatures of voting members of our 2018 Synod Assembly.
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 will be available in the Guidebook app.
Submitting a resolution or memorial
The deadline for resolutions and memorials is February 10. 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.