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May 2023 in Auburn, WA. Stay tuned for more information.
This event is for synod rostered ministers (Pastors and Deacons) only. All dates 10am-2pm. Site locations emailed to each rostered leader.
New dates coming soon!
Rostered ministers in our synod will gather by conference on a Tuesday or Thursday in Advent to have a short worship with Bishop Jaech and hear about the happenings in our synod and each other.
In lieu of the larger in-person indoor Bishop's Convocation this year, we will hold several smaller in-person and online events.
The first is the Bishop's Advent Eucharists for rostered ministers. These will be held in-person.
Grow ... Together
Synod Educational Gatherins
The Synod will host 3 regional Educational Gatherings that are open to all congregational members and rostered leaders this spring. This day together with people from all over our synod will include worship, two workshop sessions on a variety of interesting topics for church and individual growth, a keynote, and a boxed lunch. ALL ARE INVITED!
Choose the best date and location that works for you to attend.
- Hours: 10am-3:30pm all sites
- Fee: $25 each, includes lunch, workshops, worship, keynote, displays
Saturday, April 30th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles
Register here for Port Angeles site: https://cvent.me/Kbeq5l
Saturday, May 14th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows, Tacoma
Register here for Tacoma site: https://cvent.me/n8VMRO
Saturday, June 4th at Trinity Lutheran Church, Longview
Register here for Longview site: https://cvent.me/kMxnR7
Keynote: Joey Ager, our Bishop’s Associate and DEM, will speak on “Sacred Encounter". As a community organizer, Joey will talk about how we grow together as congregations, communities and society. We'll look at sacred encounters- with others, our selves, the land and God- as a foundational practice of being community together and of growing in new directions.
- Welcoming People with Disabilities (Tacoma site only)
- I Love to Tell the Story: writing grants that can help fund your mission and vision (All Sites)
- Finding Resurrection in the Tomb (Building relationships with “out of the box” ministries to renew your own ministry) (All Sites)
- Growing Young as we Grow Together (Supporting and building Birth to Age 35 Ministries) (All Sites)
- All Creation Sings (new ELCA hymnal introduction) (All sites)
- Healing from the Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools and the Orange Banner Project (Synod Native American Work Team) (All Sites)
- Cultivating Spiritual Imagination (Port Angeles and Tacoma sites only)
- Faith Land Stewardship (Discerning the future of your church’s land) (All Sites)
Questions: Call Synod Office 253-535-8300 email the Synod Office at email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Congregations may register a group with 1 check.