Special Synod Assembly

ATTENTION ALL VOTING MEMBERS OF THE 2019 SYNOD ASSEMBLY:
YOUR ATTENDANCE IS NEEDED AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SYNOD ASSEMBLY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

As anyone who was a voting member of the 2019 Synod Assembly knows, we voted to meet again in the fall to discuss and vote on the 2020 spending plan. If you served as a voting member from your congregation at the May 2019 Synod Assembly, you are required to attend this meeting.

This meeting will take place on Saturday, November 2.

Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – 550 Lincoln Drive – Sun Prairie
Schedule: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Registration will be open soon, but please hold the date!

We will worship together, enjoy programming, lunch and then hold discussion and vote on the spending plan in the afternoon.

Note: If you are unable to attend, your pastor will be required to send a substitute and to fill out a substitution form. Please check the event website for more information when registration opens.

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!  


BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK!  THIS WAS A NEW HANDS ON MINISTRY FOR OUR SYNOD ASSEMBLY THIS YEAR!

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*:

https://guidebook.com/g/scsw2019/

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