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(18 September 2023)

Web UpdateSynod Website Updates

The synod website updates frequently (as in often) and irregularly (as in not on a particular schedule). Click here (or on the pic at right) to find out what has been recently updated.

                BannerSCALD Migrates to New Page

Information about the Symposium for Central Appalachian Lutheran Dogmatics (SCALD) has migrated to its own page. To learn more about this educational opportunity for both clergy and laity, visit

Talking about Economics in Uncertain Times

A webinar was recently hosted by the ELCA Stewardship Team under the title, "Talking about Economics in Uncertain Times." You can access the video recording from our Education for Clergy & Laity page.

WV Flooding: Call to Action

CLPi Director Mary Sanders reports that clergy are needed for Emotional & Spiritual Care In Disaster Team to respond to flooding in south central West Virginia. To learn more, visit our Social Ministry page.

Donations are also being accepted. Information on how to make an online donation can be found on our Social Ministry page.

Latine Ministry in Your Context

Are you wondering about the prospects for Latine ministry in your community? Wartburg Seminary's Centro Teológico Luterano Multicultural will be offering a three-day intensive by Zoom, 5-7 October 2023. For details, visit our Education for Clergy & Laity page

SA STDSynod Assembly 2024

Save-the-Date: Synod Assembly 2024 will be held 1 June 2024 at the Mon County 4-H Center, Morgantown, WV.

Clergy Compensation Guidelines for 2024 Posted

With congregational budgeting season approaching, Synod Council has adopted and posted clergy compensation guidelines for 2024. Go to our Clergy Compensation page for details.

Mission Support Request for 2024 Posted

Synod Council has set the request for mission support in 2024 at 10.75%. For details, forms, etc., visit out new Mission Support page.

Parochial Report Portal Reopens

If you did not get your parochial report for 2022 in, you are in luck (or, at least, not off the hook). The portal for parochial report submission has reopened. For more information, visit our Parochial Report page.

Government and Civic Engagement: Study

Churchwide Assembly 2019 authorized development of a social statement on government, civic engagement, and the relationship of church and state. The study document is now available. Deadline for responses is 15 October 2023. Click here for more.

Call Openings

We have one active MSP at the moment and a couple in drafting. We also have some settings in which a call could be considered without an active MSP. On top of that, there is potential for contract appointments. With several clergy vacancies across the territory, there are opportunities for clergy interested in serving in the WV-WMD Synod. Visit the clergy page to find out whats available (or will be available once the MSP is completed).

Mutual Ministry Committee and the Driesen Manual

In partial fulfillment of an order from Synod Assembly 2021, information about the Driesen Manual has been uploaded to the website on a new page, Mutual Ministry Committee and the Driesen Manual. You will find there an explanation an a link to the manual.

If you haven't checked out the members portal...

Don't forget to take a peek of the members portal (click the button at right near the top of this page). It's not password protected. We only call it the "members portal" because it's mostly stuff that deals with the internal workings of the synod. Visitors looking for more general information about the synod, will probably find the "guest portal" more interesting.

West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, ℅St. Paul Lutheran Church, 309 Baldwin Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
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