The 35th Assembly of the Sierra Pacific Synod will gather around the theme “Broken, yet Whole,” drawing on 2 Corinthians 13:11. This theme names our brokenness, while also lifting up the work of shared healing, ministry and restoration. As we hear in Paul's letter to the Corinthians going through conflict, "Finally, siblings, rejoice. Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you."
The focus of the Assembly will be the election of a new bishop. The discernment process for the next bishop will begin this spring at Conference Gatherings and will conclude on Sunday, September 17th, with the final ballot for the election of a bishop. Additionally, this year’s Synod Assembly will include resolutions and memorials, a budget proposal, elections for two Synod Council positions, a keynote, workshops, a banquet and much more. We will invite the Holy Spirit to be present with us in our discernment, laments, conversations, worship and celebrations.
Registration for the Assembly will open on June 1, 2023 and close on August 1, 2023 for all attendees. Discounted hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency will be available with hotel rooms starting at $165/night. Limited scholarships for registration will be available.
Date & Location
Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2023
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA