“Oh Lord, Open my Ears:
Listening for God While Listening to Others”
Friday, May 10 to Saturday, May 11, 2019
Hope Lutheran Church
CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS FOR THE 2019 SYNOD ASSEMBLY
The 2019 Pacifica Synod Assembly will be held May 10 & 11, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert. The deadline for submitting resolutions is FEBRUARY 11, 2019.
If a resolution comes in after this deadline, it will be submitted to the Pacifica Synod Council Secretary and will be brought to the floor of the assembly and will require a two-thirds vote by the assembly to be considered.
For detailed information on resolutions, please see this document.
Please submit all resolutions to the Pacifica Synod office by mail (1801 Park Court Place, Bldg C, Santa Ana, CA 92701) or by email (RachelLine@PacificaSynod.org).
For questions about resolutions, please contact the Rev. Laura Ziehl at 760.814.5141.
NOMINATIONS FOR SYNOD COUNCIL & COMMITTEES
The NOMINATING COMMITTEE for the 2019 Pacifica Synod Assembly needs your help in surfacing names of persons able to serve our synod in an elected capacity. Please provide the information requested on this nomination form to Nomination Chair, Pastor Karen Marohn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 27, 2019.
The committee will make contact with the nominee to determine a willingness to serve. To meet the inclusivity requirement of our Synod Constitution (S6.04) we will accept nominees to fill the following positions as shown below. Designations male/female are made in an effort to provide 50/50 balance. We are seeking two nominees for each position.
- Orange County Area Lay (Female)
- San Diego Area Lay (Male)
- San Diego Area Lay (Female)
- Inland Empire Lay (Male)
- Inland Empire Lay (Female)
- Hawaii Area Clergy (Any gender)
- Treasurer (Any gender)
- Youth, age 20 years or younger at time of election (Any gender)
- Inland Empire Clergy (Any gender)
- 2 Lay (Male)
- 2 Lay (Female)
Discipline Committee Positions
- 1 Clergy (Male)
- 1 Female (Lay)
- 2 Male (Lay)
Mission Funds Committee Positions
- Three positions (Male or Female; Clergy or Lay)
SYNOD ASSEMBLY FEE INVOICES
The congregational registration fees for this year’s assembly have been reduced by $50. An invoice was mailed today to each congregation, detailing voting member assignments for your congregation and allowing congregations to take advantage of an Early Bird Discounted Congregational Registration Fee ($495 for 3 voting members) if paid by February 28, 2019.
Please note that the discount only applies to the congregational registration fee. After February 28, the congregational fee increases to $550. The cost for any additional voting members remains at $100, so if you’re not sure at this time whether you will be able to send additional voting members, you are encouraged to at least send your invoice in with the $495 payment to receive the congregational fee discount.
Fee reductions for smaller congregations may be requested. To do so, please contact Rachel Line at email@example.com by February 28, 2019. Please note that fee reductions are based on financial data reported with your 2017 Congregational Report.
Just a reminder – payment of this invoice does not register any individuals from your congregation! You will have the opportunity to register your voting members and visitors through the online registration registration process beginning on March 1, 2019. Watch for the link to register on our website and in our e-newsletters.
If you have questions about your Synod Assembly invoice or registration for the assembly, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.352.8732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 SYNOD ASSEMBLY E-NEWS LINKS
2018 PACIFICA SYNOD ASSEMBLY RESOURCES
Download the print publication – 2018 Assembly Final Review.
(Please be patient, this is a large file.)
Videos of the assembly business sessions and speakers may be found on our Synod YouTube channel.
2018 Synod Assembly Reports
Pacifica Synod Assembly 2018 Notebook – Complete Updated 04.30.18
During the 2018 Synod Assembly, the following ELCA videos were shared. You have permission to use these in your congregation as needed: