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West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod

Congregations Page
  • Supply Preachers
  • Congregational Constitutions etc.
  • Parochial Report (Form A & C)
  • Congregational Finance
    • Pastoral Compensation Guidelines
    • Mission Support Forms
  • Seed Planted Mission Grants
  • Workshops & Presentations
Clergy Page
  • Rostered Leader Report to Bishop
  • Pastoral Compensation Package
  • Rostered Leader Debt Reduction
  • Continuing Education
On This Page
  • Education for Clergy & Laity
  • Mission Support and Clergy Compensation
  • COVID-19 Reopening
  • WV-WMD Pastors' Letter on Racism
  • Synod Council AAR
  • Bishop's Page
  • Polity Page
  • Governing Documents
  • Road Show

If you are looking for forms, resource documents, or announcements, check out our pages for congregations and pastors & deacons. The table below lists some of the things you will find. If you are looking for something that isn't found on either page (other than general synod stuff that, for know, is on this page), drop us a line (at porter@wv-wmd.org) with your suggestion or request.

ConnectionsIf you are looking for links to church camps, colleges & campus ministries, social ministries, or our auxiliaries, click on the "connections" button at right. You'll also find links to the search engines for congregations and for pastors and church workers.

Contact Info & Communications Page

We've moved all the contact info and links to things like the DEM Facebook page to the new Contact Info & Communications page.

Education for Clergy & Laity

We've done some reorganizing, gathering all the stuff related to educational offerings for both clergy (continuing ed) and laity on one page. Visit our Education page to explore what's been offered at the moment.

Synod Council Acts on Mission Support and Clergy Compensation

Synod Council, in special meeting on 26 August 2020, approved both the 2021 Mission Support Formula and the 2021 Clergy Compensation Guideline. Visit the Congregations page and/or Clergy page for more details.

COVID-19 Reopening Page

When the Feds issued the shelter in place recommendations, we launched our COVID-19 page. That page has grown into multiple pages over the course of the pandemic, and the most rescent to be added is a page focused exclusively on reopening. To visit the reopening page, click here.

Racism
                  Letter ThumbWV-WMD Pastors' Letter on Racism

Thirty-seven pastors of the WV-WMD Synod, joined by two pastors from other judicatories, subscribed to a letter published June 4, addressing racism and stating,

We write to affirm our commitments as the baptized people of God in this place we call home that racism has no place in our congregations or communities in which we live.

For the full text of the letter, click here.

Official statements of the WV-WMD Synod are issued by either the Synod Assembly or the Synod Council. Letters by the bishop, traditionally called "pastorals," and letters issued by others in the synod, unless specifically authorized by the Synod Assembly or the Synod Council, are communications of the signatories.

Synod Council

The after action report for the 18 April 2020 Synod Council is posted on the Synod Council page.

Bishop's Page Added

A page has been added with a bio of the Bishop as well as links to various things he's written from pastorals to book reviews. Click here to visit the Bishop's Page.

Polity Page

It came up at Synod Council whether there was a master list for all the committee appointees. Yes and no. An unofficial list is maintained, but we've never had a public list for ad hoc committee appointees. Standing committees have been listed in the Pre-Assembly Bulletin of Reports, but that quickly becomes outdated. So, we've set up a polity page on which all the committees are listed (along with their membership). We'll do our best to keep this current. Click here to check it out.

Updated Governing Documents

Several required provisions of the Constitution for Synods were amended by Churchwide Assembly 2019. They are now integrated into our synod's constitution. In addition, Synod Council, at its fall meeting, adopted a continuing resolution governing email voting by Synod Council. The updated documents can be downloaded here:

More information on the changes required by Churchwide Assembly 2019 can be found at ELCA.org.

For information regarding congregational governing documents, visit the congregations page.


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