The following forms are completed annually. Below are links for electronic filing through the ELCA Web site.

  • Annual Congregation Reports (previously called “Parochial Reports”)Due around Feb. 15 annually. NOTE: Contact the synod office for assistance with ID & password


New and Renewing Congregation Grants

Link to these forms from Portico Benefit Services (formerly called the ELCA Board of Pensions), including

  • Change of Call Report
  • End of Call Notification
  • Rollover Forms for the ELCA Retirement Plan
  • and more


And find additional forms, such as the Payment Request Form, on the “Treasurer Desk” page.

BACKGROUND CHECKS Completion of background check required of all adults working with youth at synodical events. Send this form to the synod office to the attention of Katharyn Wheeler. Review our Background Check Policy (7/5/16 update). Fees associated with a Background Check will be determined based on individual factors. Direct questions to or 202-417-3678.

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