2020 Synod Assembly

2020 Digital Synod Assembly

Saturday, August 29
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This Synod Assembly will be held via full videoconference set up and replaces our previously described 12-site assembly as the pandemic orders limit us to 10 people per location, making an expected voting population of 400-500 impossible to divide into smaller video locations across the synod. To be very clear, voting members will participate from their homes.

Visitors and guests will be able to watch the assembly LIVE via YouTube and on this page on August 29.

Voting Member Technology

If you are a voting member you will need:

  • A personal email address that is unique to you alone. Couples who share an email account must set yourselves up with separate email accounts.  We recommend gmail for this easy fix. Every voting member must have their own email address…there are no exceptions to this.
  • You will also need a computer with a camera, microphone, built in or external speakers and reliable internet.
  • The synod has contracted for videoconference and voting service with Lumi Global. Lumi Global integrates the Zoom platform that we need to see the assembly with the Lumi voting solution that we need to place our votes.  Get used to the words, “Lumi” and “Zoom.”  You will hear them a lot!

Voting Member Registration

As was communicated previously, the early bird rate until June 30 was $25 and now the rate is $30. While this rate does not cover our cost of $72 per voting member, we are extending this lower rate as a way of removing financial burden for congregations who might be struggling during this time.  If, however, your congregation or you personally are able to give more, you can do so on the registration site in the optional items area, “Donation to Offset Expenses.”  Donations will be greatly appreciated.

So if you are not yet registered, please register now.  You must be registered by August 14.   Because of the way we are managing credentialing for the videoconference and need to provide Lumi with our registration list, there will be no exceptions to this deadline.  You will need to register by midnight on August 14.

Register Here for Voting Members Only: https://bit.ly/NewSCSWAssembly2020

Registration for Other Members

If you are a non-rostered (not a pastor or a deacon) committee chairperson of one of the synod’s ministry teams or you are a rostered leader who is rostered in our synod and is currently on leave from call or have disability status you have the privilege of voice, but not vote, at our assembly. Please call Deacon Vicki Hanrahan at (608) 270-0201 if you would like to attend assembly.  We do ask that you cover the $30 fee.  Vicki will assist you to register. Please do NOT try to register online if you fall into these categories.

2020 Special Synod Assembly
Saturday, August 29, 2020
To Be Held Digitally

The full “Assembly Book” (published July 31, 2020) is now available for download via the link below. Additional ministry partner reports are available below under “Bulletin of Reports“; the synod constitution, and proposed 2021 compensation guidelines documents are available directly below.

Voting members are encouraged to join us for a Webinar Hearing on the Spending Plan and Compensation Guidelines on August 17, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Learn more HERE.

Bulletin of Reports from Ministry Partners

Reports from the public witness work groups, ministry partners, and agencies and institutions affiliated with the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are contained in the Bulletin of Reports.

These reports outline the array of work we undertake together in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin and as part of the whole church as we carry out global ministries, seek to become more inclusive and loving to all, develop resources and equip leaders, advocate for justice and the common good, care for God’s creation, serve the needs of the poor and marginalized, and find new, collaborative, effective ways to work together as the body of Christ in the world.

Those submitting reports include (click on the name to view):