|Synod Assembly 2024
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod
By order of the Synod Council of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a regular meeting of the Synod Assembly shall convene on Saturday, 1 June 2024, at 10:00 AM, at the Mon County 4H Center, Mylan Park, Morgantown, WV.
Although the first save-the-date was published in August,
Synod Assembly is officially announced by the "Call of the
Assembly," that must be issued 60 days prior to the
convening of the assembly.
As this is a regular meeting of the Synod Assembly, all
business required by the governing documents will be on
the agenda. That includes an explicitly enumerated set of
reports and elections. New business is also allowed, but
there are rules that set a deadline for submission of
nongermane resolutions and memorials (see here).
The proposed agenda will be published in The
Pre-Assembly Bulletin of Reports. It is subject to
amendment by the assembly.
The Public Input Phase of our nominations process is
officially open, and nominations are being accepted. The
Public Input Phase will close 3 March 2024. For a posting
of positions to be elected and access to the online public
input form, click here.
Churchwide Representative: Jodi Slattery
Dining GuideClick here to review the 2023 guide. An updated guide is expected closer to Assembly.
There are ample dining options, ranging from fast food drive-thru to high class sit-down, within a short drive, the Gateway complex and University Town Centers being two and three miles away respectively. Drive a little further, and even more options become available. In total, our dining guide lists over fifty establishments. Lunch will be an extended period of time not only to allow attendees to eat with some leisure and also to allow the tellers to count ballots. Attendees may also pack their own picnic lunches and eat at the pavilion (or anywhere else in the park). Lunch is not included in the registration package.
Lodging GuideClick hereto review the 2023 guide. An updated guide is expected closer to Assembly.
While the assembly is planned as a one-day event, some may still opt for overnight accommodations. There is ample lodging in the area for anyone wishing to secure accommodations. Of course, many will prefer to simply travel in the morning and return home when we wrap up. A lodging guide is available for your perusal, but there are many other options that are not listed. The lodging guide does not imply endorsement. Lodging can be found in the Morgantown area at a wide variety of price points and accommodation levels. Lodging is not included in the registration package.
Synod Council has set the registration fee at
$0.00—that's right: free registration for the fourth
year in a row! This is possible because of
aggressive cost-cutting measures by SAPComm, redesign of
the Synod Assembly, an amazingly good deal on the meeting
venue, and a surplus in the Synod Assembly fund.
Keeping abreast of all the information connected with
Synod Assembly isn't easy. To assist, we automatically
enroll registered attendees onto a dedicated email list.
Other means of communication (the synod website, Facebook,
and The Bishop's Road Show) are also employed.
Visit our Synod
Assembly Communications page for more information.
We've added a simple text messaging service to let you
know when announcements related to Synod Assembly are
published. Click here for more info.
While concerns about the pandemic have relaxed, Synod Council continues to monitor the situation and reserves the right to postpone or cancel the Synod Assembly in response to a COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, federal, state, local health department, or venue response to an outbreak may preclude our gathering.
For those familiar with Synod Assembly in the West
Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, this schema may seem odd.
Visit our Synod Assembly in the Time
of COVID page to learn more.
Likewise, visit our Synod Assembly in the Time of
COVID to learn about current mitigation standards.
The Pre-Assembly Bulletin of Reports will be
officially published 10 days prior to the convening of a
Synod Assembly. Online registration by 15 May 2024 is
vital to guarantee notice of the publication of the
bulletin. That said, it will be posted on this webpage
and announced on our synod Facebook
page and The Bishop's Roadshow.
Be sure to check out our Synod Assembly Communications page
for ways to keep abreast of developments.
Deadline for Nominations
3 March 2024
The public input phase for nominations associated with
Synod Assembly officially opened 2 February 2024, and and
it will close 3 March 2024 per the synod bylaws. Floor
nominations will be allowed (as well as write-ins during
the election) at the assembly. To learn more about which
positions will be up for election at Synod Assembly 2024
and how to recommend people for nomination to those
positions, visit our Nominations page.
Deadline for Reports
15 April 2024
Deadline for Exhibit Application
15 April 2024
Significant changes were made last year when it comes to exhibiting. Please visit our Exhibiting at Synod Assembly page for more information.
Deadline for Resolutions & Memorials
11 May 2024
As this is a regular meeting of the Synod Assembly, the
introduction of non-germane new business is not only
permitted by expected. Those interested in introducing new
business should note the deadline, 11 May 2024. Early
submission is advantageous. Visit our Resolutions & Memorials
page for details on submission, format, etc. If you
miss the deadline, review the parliamentary aids section
located in the Pre-Assembly Bulletin of Report.