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Synod Assembly 2022 Announcement

This year's synod assembly will be in-person at The Nugget in Sparks, NV from June 2-4, 2022, with a pre-event on June 1st. We cannot predict at this time how COVID will be dwelling amongst us and what requirements and precautions will be prudent for our gathering. We are strongly encouraging congregations to elect synod assembly voting members who intend and are able to join us in-person. Understanding that there may be some congregations who would choose to not participate if we had an in-person only gathering, we will allow individuals to join by zoom in a limited capacity, for the business sessions. You can help us to put on a successful Synod Assembly by registering as soon as possible and downloading all materials and applications to practice and familiarize yourself.

Individuals who are voting members elected by their congregation or ministry site and register to participate online instead of in-person will be admitted to a special zoom room for all business sessions, will vote electronically, and actively be able to take part in discussions. Instructions for participating online will be provided prior to synod assembly, along with practice sessions. Anyone, regardless of voting status, will be able to watch the livestream of business sessions and hearings on resolutions and the budget at any time on the Synod’s YouTube channel.

In order to attend synod assembly as a voting member in-person, all individuals will need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Full proof of vaccination means you have received your two Pfizer/Moderna vaccines or one Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as well as any eligible boosters. Registration will open March 1st and close May 1st.

If at the time of synod assembly you are not feeling well or health officials in your area recommend you not travel to the assembly, we encourage you to change your registration to the virtual option. We will allow registrations to be adjusted for COVID reasons between May 15 - June 1, but no on-site registration will be allowed.

Synod Assembly will cost $200/voting representative. The costs for attending virtually and in-person will be the same. We will not be able to refund registration for the Synod Assembly and costs for your hotel room are negotiated directly with The Nugget hotel. We refer you to The Nugget cancellation policies for more information.

Congregations should send 2 lay voting members per each called Minister of Word and Sacrament serving the congregation. If your congregation does not have a called rostered minister, then you should send 2 lay voting members. A Synod Authorized Worshiping Community (SAWC) should send 2 lay voting members. All ministers of Word and Sacrament under ca