Special Synod Assembly

Special Fall Synod Assembly
November 2, 2019
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sun Prairie

We will be voting on the 2020-2021 Synod Spending Plan.  

Here are some of the answers to questions we are receiving in the office:

  • If you are a rostered leader serving in a different congregation from the one you were serving in May, you will now represent the congregation you are currently serving.
  • If you are a rostered leader in a solo call and cannot attend, you cannot substitute a lay leader to take your place.
  • If you a rostered leader in a multi-rostered leader congregation, you may substitute another rostered leader from your congregation.

In the interest of simplifying the registration process, all those who were registered as voting members of the May 2019 Synod Assembly are automatically registered for the November 2 assembly.  If you are sending a substitute, your pastor will need to fill out a substitution form.  The form will be emailed to all rostered leaders tomorrow and is due back to the synod office by October 29, you can also download the substitution form HEREAgain, no registration is necessary.

We will start at 10:30 am and adjourn between 12:30 and 1:00 pm.  Lunch will be on your own after we dismiss the assembly; however, heavy snacks will be provided in the morning.

Agenda includes worship, short program, spending plan discussion, and voting.

We are grateful to Our Savior’s in Sun Prairie for hosting this event. If you have any questions about who can attend, contact Deacon Vicki Hanrahan in the synod office at 608/270-0201.

Hands on Ministries Took Place at Synod Assembly

Your generosity is needed for two important ministries!


Thank you!  We reached our goal of $500 for transport fees for the GHM kits!  Thank you beloved community of the South-Central Synod of WI!  


At assembly, our attendees were  invited to help pack the sacks with food that we purchased from the Blessing in A Backpack organization.  We reached our goal of packing 1,000 meals for children in need in our synod! These meals will be distributed to congregations that are already engaged in this ministry and ready to distribute to the schools in their community.

To pay for the food, we need to raise $2,900 to fill 1,000 backpacks.  Still needed is: $777.00.

Donations should be made payable to SCSW, with Blessings in A Backpack in the memo.  Mail to South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, 6401 Odana Road, Suite 20, Madison, WI  53719.  As the synod does not have a budget line item for this, we will continue asking until this cost is covered.  Thank you kindly for your donations.

The 2019 South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Synod Assembly Has Gone Mobile!

For your convenience and to care for God’s creation, we have introduced the Synod Assembly Guidebook app.

This app will house the entire assembly “book” and will allow for convenience of referencing materials during the event and will allow for live updates and increased communication capabilities.  The app is available on all mobile devices including cell phones and tablets and can be downloaded by following this link from your mobile device*:


1)  Download the “ELCA Organizations & Events” app on to your mobile device.

2)  Open the app and tap “Find Guides” from the menu and search for

“2019 South-Central Synod of Wisconsin”

3)  The guidebook will automatically download once you select it.  You are ready to explore!

*NOTE:  If you do not own a tablet or a smartphone, you can rent one for $25 for the entire assembly.  Choose this on your assembly registration.  It is an OPTIONAL ITEM.  You will receive your Ipad when you check in at the event registration area at the Alliant.

Call for Pictures for Synod Assembly Slide Loop

This went so well last year with photos of walking wet in baptism, we’d like to do it again! Do you have pictures that show your congregation Building Beloved Community? Where are you reaching out into your community? Into the world? What does beloved community within your congregation look like? Please send pictures (.jpgs) that tell the story of this year’s Synod Assembly theme “Building Beloved Community” to Robyn Zimmerman at robynz@scsw-elca.org by April 17. We would love to show pictures from different congregations throughout the synod as we strengthen our beloved community together.

Synod Assembly: Nominations and Resolutions for 2019

Nomination and Resolution forms are available by emailing Robyn Zimmerman, Director of Operations and Executive Administrative Assistant. Forms must be submitted by March 14, 2019.

Important Announcement About Synod Assembly 2019 – Location Change!

Our synod was contracted with the Madison Marriott for our May 4 & 5 Synod Assembly. Unfortunately, the Marriott informed us recently that they will be renovating their facility and will not be able to accommodate our event.

The new location for Assembly will be the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall and the Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison. The Clarion is conveniently connected by enclosed walkway to the Alliant Exhibition Hall.

The dates remain the same as we have been publishing for the past two years: May 4 & 5, 2019