ANNUAL MEETING RESOURCES
2019 Annual Meeting Letter
There will not be an annual report letter from Bishop Thomas-Breitfeld. She desires and encourages congregations to use the letter from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
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
- Scored and offset spine for ease in inserting and stapling annual report materials
2018 Annual Report Covers available for download FREE from the ELCA
(for use at 2019 annual meetings)
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.
Congregational Reporting of Financial and Insurance Plans
Annual 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)
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.