Upcoming Synod-Wide Events
Wondering what to add in your upcoming newsletter or bulletin? Curious what events and programs the Synod has planned coming up soon? This page is updated weekly to include the most up-to-date items for you!
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Bishop's Prayer Livestream
Every Wednesday at 6:00pm PT
Livestreamed via Synod's Facebook and YouTube
Join Bishop Megan Rohrer in prayer on livestream - watch live on both the Bishop and the Synod's social media pages. Lift up public prayers in the comment sections. Send private payers through DM or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SPSELCA
Watch via YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SPSELCA/videos
Gathering via Zoom or In-Person
Saturday, January 22, 2022 12:00pm: Sierra Nevada Foothills Assembly
Sunday, January 30, 2022 3:00pm: Mt. Diablo Conference Assembly at St. Matthew Lutheran Church Walnut Creek, CA & Zoom
Sunday, February 6, 2022 2:00pm: Bridges Conference Assembly
Sunday, February 27, 2022 2:00pm: Central San Joaquin Conference Assembly
Sunday, February 27, 2022 2:00pm: S.F. Peninsula Conference Assembly at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church San Mateo, CA
Sunday, February 27, 2022 3:00pm: Capitol Valley Conference Assembly
Sunday, March 13, 2022 2:00pm: Redwood Mountain Conference Assembly via Zoom
Service of Leave-Taking
Saturday, January 29 2:00pm PT
at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco, CA
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, San Francisco invites all to a Service of Leave-Taking this coming Saturday, January 29th at 2:00pm. Bishop Megan Rohrer will be presiding in this church's final worship service and all are invited to attend.
Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 1:00-5:00pm PT via Zoom
Register to attend here: https://forms.gle/4DyEwSPM9aBtLdgC6
This convocation is a free way for professional leaders in the Sierra Pacific Synod to access relevant professional development and updated information regarding ministry leadership. All professional leaders are invited to attend! Topics will include: Roster Credentialing in the ELCA, Professional Boundaries, Non-Profit Management, and Intercultural Development.
2022 Ignite the Church Conference
February 8-10, 2022
In-Person in Orlando, FL or Virtual
Since February 2020, the Church has been enduring unprecedented seismic shifts. In response, a new Hybrid version of the grassroots Ignite the Church Conference will gather next February…In-Person in sunny Orlando AND Online…to reflect on the theme: SEISMIC SHIFTS: Where Do We Go From Here?
The theme is grounded in the witness of Psalm 46: 1-2 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and the mountains shake." Four large group sessions will focus on the following shifts: Public Church (Robin Steinke and Winston Persaud), Hybrid Church (Joe and Jess Liles), Adaptive Church (Tod Bolsinger), Thriving Church (Stephanie Spellers). Ten 90-minute workshops will dig deeper into these shifts to offer encouragement, inspiration, and challenge for church leaders.
To register and learn more about the presenters, workshop options, and other details go to www.IgniteTheChurch.net. Register by November 30 to access the lowest $99 In-Person rate. The Online option will provide live and recorded access to each large group session and the post-conference Resource Page. The Online option is FREE…with a suggested donation $30 to the ELCA Fund for Leaders invited.
SPSYC High School & Middle School Retreat
February 25-27, 2022
Mt. Cross Ministries, Santa Cruz, CA
At this retreat, we will be focusing on emotional wellness, including faith, self-care, and tips to navigate our ever-changing “normal” — all with plenty of the laughter, music, and fun a weekend at camp brings. The activities will be age-appropriate and will mean that sometimes the grades will be split apart and at other times we will be together as a whole group. For the high schoolers in attendance there is a bonus activity — our annual election of SPSYC members. If you have high school youth you feel would make a great addition to SPSYC please encourage them to attend and run for open positions.
More information and registration can be found here.