Synod Assembly 2016 is almost upon us. Registration is still open. Visitors are welcome---please register. Here's some info that you might find helpful.
click here or on the picture at right.
Digital users: You don't have to print the book if you prefer to use a digital copy on your computer or mobile device. The document is not in a mobile-freindly format. Know that working WiFi is not guaranteed at the venue---we had serious problems with this last year. Making sure that you have downloaded and saved a digital copy to your device would be prudent. Also, give the device you want to use a trial run with the book to make sure that it is readable for you and easy to manipulate. Assume that you will not be able to charge your device until you get to your room.
Hard copy users: What you print is up to you, but the assembly office will not be able to provide hard copies of anything available in the book. You might find it expedient to print those pages which you will find most useful.
Where & When Is Synod Assembly?Synod Assembly 2016 will be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center,300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Opening for the assembly will be Friday, June 3, 12:00 noon, as part of the opening mass. Registration and lunch will be available before mass. The assembly will finish Saturday afternoon, June 4.
To register on-line, click here and scroll a little down the page. You'll see the options under the "Register Now" heading.
Who Attends? Who Pays?We have a handy chart to help you figure this out as well as the general rules posted here. If you are still confused, call the synod office.
How do I pay?Payment by credit card is on-line though the on-line registration process. This is preferred. When registering at the door, cash or check is preferred. If you opt not to use the on-line credit card option, payment needs to be in full before you can be seated.
What if we want to send two women or two men?The synod constitution requires that the congregations with two voting members send one male and one female. Dispensation from this provision is possible under the rules of the ELCA. That means that a congregation can send two females or two males, but it must be approved by Synod Council. Synod Council has empowered a credentials committee to handle requests for dispensation from the male-female rule. Please send your congregations request for dispensation to Bishop@WV-WMD.org.
Can I get time on the agenda or a display space?
Deadline for requesting display space is May 25. Click
here to submit a request for a display space.