Living Our Mission

The Synod Council adopted a new mission statement for our synod as you see above. This mission was not adopted to stay in our minutes and posted on our website never to be looked at again. It is our mission to live into as synod together, even now, especially now. 

Bishop Ortiz engages the components of our mission through a series of blog posts to reflect on the meanings as well as how we can and will live out this mission in our communities, synod and world.  We pray God fills us with continued courage and grace to lead during these uncertain times!

Gifts of Hope has a New Look & Website!

Gifts of Hope, the alternative gift-giving ministry of the Metro D.C. Synod, has gotten a makeover! Gifts of Hope worked with Evoke Engagement Experts on a rebrand and improved communications to make it easier for you to

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Pastoral Supply List Available Here

As vaccines roll-out and temperatures warm many of our rostered ministers have started thinking about taking much needed time off. The Synod Directory contains the most up-to-date Supply List. You can find it at the

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I am eager to work with you to be the church God is calling us to be. We have amazing opportunities not just to do more, but to BE MORE; not just to do church, but to BE CHURCH.

- Bishop Leila M. Ortiz
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