Administrative Resources

2020 Annual Meeting Resources

We recommend enclosing your annual report inside the ELCA-produced Annual Report Cover. This colorful wrap-around sheet provides:

  • Message from ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
  • Devotional materials to begin your annual meeting, including a hymn and responsive prayer
  • Brief explanations of ELCA churchwide ministries funded by your congregation’s mission support.

  2019 Annual Report Covers available for download FREE from the ELCA
(for use at 2020 annual meetings)

2020 Mission Support Resources

In late-November all congregations received a mailing which included a letter from Interim Bishop Rogness along with information and a form for pledging congregational mission support for the next year. A downloadable copy of that packet is available below.

November, 2019 Treasurer Mailing:  (PDF)

2020 Mission Support Statement:  (PDF)

Congregational Financial Reporting Resources

Remittance Form for congregational treasurer – Each congregation is mailed a congregational ID number to include on this form. It is important to include the form with each remittance.

Remittance Form:  (PDF)  (Word)

Certification of Audit and Blanket Insurance Forms – Each year in late January, each congregation’s treasurer is asked to complete these forms to ensure we have accurate documentation on financial and insurance plans.

Audit Certificate:  (PDF)  (Word)

Blanket Employee Dishonesty Coverage Form – Each year in late January, each congregation’s treasurer is asked to complete these forms to ensure we have accurate documentation on financial and insurance plans.

Employee Dishonesty Coverage:  (PDF)

Compensation Guidelines

The SCSW Compensation Guidelines and Recommendations are downloadable and available for your use as you do your budget planning for the coming year. These are suggested minimum guidelines.

2020 Guidelines: (PDF)

2019 Guidelines: (PDF)  (Word)

Benefits

For further information on Board of Pensions/Portico rates, calculators and details visit the Portico Benefits website.

Synod & Parish Protection Handbook 

This handbook contains guidelines for screening staff and volunteers and recommendations of appropriate behaviors for adults who work with children and youth.

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