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2020 Western District Synod

Plans are underway for our 2020 Western District Synod, which will take place on April 23rd – April 26th at Mt. Morris Camp and Retreat Center.

The theme for our next synod is “Being the Church: Holy Spirit Empowered.” Our theme hymn for this synod is “We Have Received Christ Jesus” which was written by Jack Hicks. A “Call To Synod” letter was recently sent to all District churches.

More information will be coming but we would encourage you to put this on your church calendars now and to be in prayer for our Synod Planning Committee (Amy Andersen, Karen Buchholz, Rev. Judy Ganz, Sylvie Hauser, Rev. Jim Hicks, Rev. Bruce Nelson, Megan Smock, Rev. Aden Ward, and Taylor Wickert) as they continue with their preparations.

A Nominating Committee is being formed chaired by Rev. Jason Andersen. You will be receiving information in a few months about the positions open for election at Synod as well as accompanying position descriptions, terms lengths, and requirements

The Western District Board has approved inviting up to 10 Youth Delegates to our 2020 Synod. The District Board will pay 50% of the cost for these delegates to attend. The age range is completed 9th grade – age 21. Limit of two youth delegates per congregation. The delegates will have voice but not vote. First come, first served.