Synod Assembly 2021 will be August 14-15 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo
The synod-wide gathering is an opportunity to celebrate the mission and ministry of our synod as well as plan for the future.
Over the course of two days we will worship, learn, network, dream and conduct the annual business of the synod. Our time together will center around the theme Live in Love.
SCHEDULE: coming soon!
We are excited to have Ms Tammy Jackson as our ELCA churchwide rep! Ms Jackson serves at the Senior Director of Accompanying Peoples, Communities and Networks in the Service and Justice home area of the ELCA
How many to send? Voting Member Chart
- All Rostered Leaders serving in Eastern North Dakota Synod (attendance at synod assembly is expected of all rostered ministers under call)
- Lay Voting Members who are elected to represent each of the 191 congregations in the synod
- Anyone who is a member of an ELCA Congregation in the Eastern North Dakota Synod
Information you will be asked to provide for EACH Voting Member and Visitor:
- Title, First, and Last name
- Email Address*An email address is required in order for voting members to receive all synod assembly notifications. If a voting member does not have an email address, please use your church’s email address.
- Dietary Needs
- Congregation Name and City
A block of rooms is available at the Holiday Inn at a special rate of $126. Reservations can be made by calling 701.282.2700. Ask for the Eastern North Dakota Synod ELCA room block.
Registration Deadline: 11pm, August 4th
Reports Deadline: 5pm, July 14th email reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resolutions Deadline: 5pm, July 14th* email resolutions to email@example.com
*resolutions submitted during the assembly shall be reviewed by the Committee on Reference and Council to ascertain whether it is appropriate to grant "exceptional" status
Voting Member Materials: All Voting Member Materials will be available on our website by Friday, July 30th.
Voting Members will receive a nametag, voting cards and a packet including essential documents when they check-in at the Registration Table. Reports will not be included in the packet so please review those online prior to Synod Assembly.
Little Lutherans Welcome: There will be a designated activity area for children under the age of 5. There will be activities and snacks provided but ongoing supervision from parents of children utilizing this space is expected. For children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, there will be a separate space reserved with fabulous programing provided by our staffs at Park River Bible Camp and Red Willow Ministries. Advance registration is required and a free will donation will be accepted to help cover the costs of providing this service.
Questions? Contact Sarah Baumgarten - 701.232.3381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation Policy: - Sorry, no refunds can be given for no-shows or cancellations. - You may send another congregational member for Voting Members or a friend for Visitors in your place should you be unable to attend. Please make sure we know of the change as soon as possible.
Thank-you to all those that took part in and helped with our first-ever digital assembly! It may have looked a little different this year, but we joined together to accomplish God's work and had a little fun in the process.
Thank-you to all who helped make the weekend possible!
Synod Assembly Minutes (DRAFT)
Age is Just a Number
Dr. Roland Martinson and Miss
Leading with Faith
Mr. Steve D. Scheel and Ms. Penny Millspaugh
More than a Party
Ms. Kylie Oversen and Mr. Kyle Davison
Called to Feed the World
Mrs. Sarah Lovas and Mrs. Janet Jacobson
A Place to Call Home
Rev. Matt Valan, Ms. Prairie Rose Seminole, Mrs. Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Answering God’s Call
Rev. Joe Natwick and Mrs. Vicki Schmidt
Save the date for Synod Assembly 2020: June 6&7 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo
2018 Synod Assembly - Listen God is Calling
2017 Synod Assembly - On The Road Together
Eric Barreto Keynote Messages:
Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. The author of Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), the co-author of Exploring the Bible (Fortress Press, 2016), and editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress Press, 2014), he is also a regular contributor to ONScripture.org, the Huffington Post, WorkingPreacher.org, and EntertheBible.org. For more, go to ericbarreto.com and follow him on Twitter.
Sharing Our Stories Videos
2016 Synod Assembly - A Place At The Table
State of the Synod Address - Bishop Terry Brandt
Video; State of the Synod
Shane Claiborne Addresses
LOVE – Jessica Thomasson
DO – Rev. Sue Koesterman and Emily Martin
WALK –Mikka McCracken