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
(Also available below as a separate PDF)
- 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)
Synod Vice-President Jane Cahill Wolfgram has sent information on 2020 Mission Support to all congregational leaders outlining how your synod is at work for the new year and inviting congregations to prayerfully consider their mission support for 2020 and beyond. This letter along with the 2020 Synod Spending Plan may be found below.
2020 Mission Support Letter: (PDF)
2020 Synod Narrative Spending Plan: (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.
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.
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)
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.
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.