May 11, 2017 – May 13, 2017
Town & Country Resort
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
We will gather for our 30th Annual Pacifica Synod Assembly from Thursday, May 11 to Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. Our theme is “ReForm – InForm – TransForm”.
Your congregation’s early bird registration invoice was mailed to the attention of your Congregation Treasurer on January 19. You will have until February 28, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted congregational registration fee. The invoice also contains the number of voting members your congregation is assigned, along with a cover letter with further information. If you have any questions about your invoice, please contact Terri Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 714.692.2791, ext. 732.
Fee reductions for smaller congregations may be requested. To do so, please contact Rachel Line at email@example.com by March 15, 2017.
Please keep in mind that payment of this invoice does not register individuals from your congregation. Online registration for voting members and guests will open in March 2017 and information will be sent out prior to that time to walk you through the process.
To take advantage of the discounted hotel rate at the Town & Country Resort of $139 per night, please book your stay directly with the hotel by April 19, 2017. The link to reserve a room at this rate may be found here. You may also call the hotel reservation line at 800.772.8527. Be sure to reference Pacifica Synod when you call by phone in order to receive the discounted rate. This rate is available during the dates of May 8 – 13, 2017.
Information about the Town & Country Resort may be found on their website at:
2017 Resolutions Process for Synod Assembly
THE DEADLINE FOR PRESENTING A RESOLUTION TO THE 2017 SYNOD ASSEMBLY IS FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Resolutions may be submitted by a congregation of the Synod, a Ministry Team, an ELCA institution or agency, a conference, or the Synod Council and must be signed by the appropriate leadership (i.e., president, chair, dean, etc.) Individuals may submit a resolution with the signatures of 10 other members of the Synod. The maker(s) of the resolution must be identified separately from the required signers.
Resolutions are to be submitted in writing 90 days in advance of the Synod Assembly (by February 11, 2017) for review by the Resolutions Committee and for placement in the pre-assembly materials. They may be mailed or faxed to the synod office to the attention of the Resolutions Committee.
Resolutions submitted are reviewed by the Resolutions Committee for proper form, appropriateness of subject, appropriateness of desired action, inclusion of a plan of implementation and for elimination of duplication. The Resolutions Committee has the responsibility to ensure that resolutions brought before the Assembly are grammatically correct and factually correct as to existing church policies or structure. Therefore, the Resolutions Committee has the responsibility to edit resolutions if necessary so that the Assembly can deal with the substance of the issues presented. The Committee shall report its action to the makers of the resolution and to the Synod Council, to which the makers can appeal the decision.
Please contact Rachel Line at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Synod Council Nominations Requested
The Nominating Committee for the 2017 Pacifica Synod Assembly needs your help in surfacing names of persons able to serve our synod in an elected capacity. If you provide their contact information, 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 council positions as shown below. We are seeking two nominees for each position. Designations male/female are made in an effort to provide 50/50 balance. Please contact Rachel Line by email at email@example.com for more information.
2017 Synod Council Positions To Be Filled:
Treasurer (lay or clergy)
Hukilau Conference Lay (male)
Lay at Large (female, ethnic or English as a second language)
Big Bear Conference Clergy (female)
Saddleback Conference Lay (female)
Youth Representative (age 20 or younger at time of election)