West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod
Before, during, and after Synod Assembly, communications
plays an important roll in keeping attendees and the synod
at large informed. Voting members, in particular, need to
be apprised of legislative materials and procedures. To
accomplish this, we employ several means:
Let's take these up severally...
Email is the most common form of direct communication
with people. We maintain three different types of email
Those who are (pre)registered as attendees for the Synod
Assembly are entered onto the "assembly registrants list."
By registering for Synod Assembly, you (or your agent)
agreed to receive communications from the synod in
connection with Synod Assembly. This list is not an
automatic subscription to The Bishop's Roadshow,
and we will not subscribe you to The Bishop's Roadshow.
Voting members need to understand that they remain voting
members of the Synod Assembly until replaced. As there is
always a possibility of a special assembly being called,
this list is maintained until the next regular assembly.
Assembly Registrants List FAQ
Subscribe to The Bishop's Roadshow
This is the enewsletter of the synod. Anything and
everything that is believed to be of general interest to
the synod gets communicated through this platform. We
strongly encourage Synod Assembly voting members to
subscribe to The Bishop's Roadshow as a way to
keep abreast of synod life. You can learn more about The
Bishop's Roadshow and find a subscription link on
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We think that we've found a (relatively lower tech) way
to let you know when we've posted something on the web,
sent an email, or otherwise issued a notice related to
Synod Assembly: text messaging. You may find this helpful
if you are concerned about missing a notice because it
went to your spam folder. You can voluntarily subscribe to
text message notifications. Like the assembly registrant
email list, this text messaging list will only be used for
Synod Assembly matters. To subscribe,
text "SA" plus your name to 304-363-4030.
(example: SA John Jingleheimerschmidt)
Why do we say, "relatively lower tech?" We use SMS, the
old text-only with 160-character length limit medium. Even
if you have an old flip phone (not that anyone at HQ has a
preference for old flip phones), it will work (and not
chew up your data). It is also "relatively" lower tech
because it is not a robo-list; it is a Riegel-list, i.e.,
the bishop manually enters your information onto the list
(because his minion is studying in Moldova).
Be the first to subscribe to the text messaging service
and win a Synod Office coffee mug. You must attend Synod
Assembly to receive your prize.
If you want off the text message list any time before
Synod Assembly, just send a text to the same number
(304--363-4030), indicating that you want to unsubscribe.
The synod's website has a set of pages dedicated to Synod
Assembly. The primary page, www.wv-wmd.org/SA (the "SA" must
be upper case), is the master page for Synod Assembly.
From there, it is one click to the Synod Assembly 2022
page. These provide all sorts of information as well as
links to specialized information. This site is updated
whenever new information becomes available.
We had hoped to use Twitter as an SMS (text message)
notification platform, but, alas, Twitter disabled its
original SMS service in August 2020. We do have a Twitter
account, but we will not be using it for direct
communication with Synod Assembly Registrants.