All congregations and leaders are invited to be a part of the 2022 Synod Assembly! The Synod Assembly is a time to celebrate and give thanks for our partnership in Christ’s mission. The assembly will include meaningful worship, fellowship and opportunities for learning and spiritual growth as well as decision-making on how we will use our resources and gifts to be partners in God’s work in the world.
Documents related to the business matters that will be coming before the Synod Assembly can be downloaded below. Please note that there will be NO printed copies of this information available at the Assembly. All documents are PDF format and can be easily read on most devices. Download PDF readers here: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Google Play, Amazon Fire.
A hearing on the proposed 2022/23 synod budget was held on Thursday, April 21, via Zoom. The recording of the hearing can be watched below. The proposed budget can be found on pages 57-58 of the synod assembly book which can be downloaded HERE.
All those attending Synod Assembly needed to register by April 1, 2022. If you should need assistance with your registration please contact the synod office directly at (608) 270-0201.
Registration fees cover the cost of the program, materials and meals, unless otherwise noted. Registration rates are per person.
*One (1) display space per ministry/organization. See registration form for details.
Online registration can be paid either by credit card HERE or by sending in a check. Registration is now closed and full payment was due to the synod office by Friday, April 8, 2022. If you have not yet submitted payment please contact the synod office to advise of payment status and payment options. If you are paying by check, please include the name of your attendees and note “Assembly” with your remittance so that we apply payments appropriately. Please do not mix your payment in with your mission support.
Rooms are no longer available at a discounted rate as of April 1, 2022. You may use the reservations link below to book rooms at the current regular hotel rate (on a space available basis) OR if you need to modify your existing reservations. Note that you must make reservations individually via this link; simply registering for the assembly does NOT make a hotel reservation for you. Note that a one-night deposit via credit card is required to book your reservation.
Sharing a Room
If you are sharing a room, you will be responsible for finding a roommate and will be asked to provide the name(s) of your roommate(s) upon making your reservation. Only one person should reserve and pay for the room if multiple parties will be sharing a room. You will be responsible for dividing the room costs between roommates on your own.
Kalahari Policies re: Tax Exemption & 3rd Party Credit Card Payments (Authorizations)
Please note that a major credit card is required to check-in to the hotel. Kalahari Resorts policy states that they will not accept completed Letters of Authorization forms (for 3rd party credit card payment), Tax Exemption forms, nor Purchase Orders to be submitted to us at the hotel check-in. They have a dedicated team that approves these forms to ensure validity prior to attachment to the reservations prior to check-in. These forms should be submitted no later than 7 days in advanced to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 608-254-6116. We highly suggest that the attendees submit these forms at minimum two weeks in advanced prior to the hotel check in so our team can process them in a timely manner. Failure to follow this procedure may result in full room and tax charges to the attendees on their personal cards; since our Front Desk will not accept these forms at check-in.
This information is also provided during the online room reservation process as well.
Except as otherwise provided in this constitution and bylaws, the Synod Council has established a processes that will ensure that at least 60% of the members of the synod assemblies, councils, committees, boards, and other organizational units shall be lay persons; and that at least 45% of the lay members of assemblies, councils, committees, boards, or other organizational units shall be women and at least 45% shall be men; and that, where possible, the representation of ministers of Word and Sacrament shall include both men and women. This synod has established processes that will enable it to reach a minimum goal that 10% of its assemblies, councils, committees, boards, or other organizational units be persons of color and/or persons whose primary language is other than English. (Synod Constitution; S6.04)
All congregations use the following formula to determine the number of lay (non-rostered) voting members they are allowed to register for the assembly. The formula has been created to meet the constitutional expectation that 60% of the voting membership of the assembly be composed of lay persons, and to achieve the goal of an equal balance of men and women.
Youth and Young Adult Voting Members:
In addition to the aforementioned allotment of voting members, in June of 2010 the Synod Council passed a continuing resolution allowing congregations to register additional Youth and Young Adult Lay Voting Members. To be eligible for a youth or young adult voting member registration, the individual shall not have obtained the age of 30 years old at the time of registration.
Synodically Authorized Worshiping Communities:
A Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community may register one lay voting member of either gender.