2021 Statement of Intent
Please submit a statement of intent for 2021 of your congregation’s expected tithe to the Synod. Your financial commitment helps us to live out our mission together. Thank you for your partnership with the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod and the ELCA.
Submit Forms A & C
The following forms are to be completed annually.
Annual Congregation Reports – Due February 15, 2021!
To assist with preparation of the Annual Congregational Reports for 2021, please reference the information below. If you are ready to submit your Forms A & C, please click the Submit Forms button above.
- General Instructions (pdf file)
- Form A (pdf file, NOT online report)
- Form C (pdf file, NOT online report)
- Financial Stewardship Worksheet (pdf file)
Annual Rostered Minister’s Report to the Synod Bishop (link to forms on elca.org) – Due around February 15 annually. Use “send” function on fillable pdf report form.
We have grants available from a number of different sources that your congregation can apply for. Any congregation in the Metro D.C. Synod can apply for a New & Renewing Missions grant.
If you have a request for a synod staff member to visit your congregation or event, please complete this engagement form that will help them to prepare and arrive on time. The synod policy is that all congregations/ministries requesting the attendance of a synod staff member complete this engagement form and send all materials at least two weeks in advance of the event for final confirmation of the attendance of the staff person.
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
At times of CONGREGATIONAL TRANSITION
- From Pastoral Vacancy to Installation (2020 edition), also known as the “Vacancy Handbook”
- Covenant for Interim Ministry (fillable pdf file, 7/2016 edition)
- Call Meeting Template (2/2016 edition)
- 2021 Compensation Guidelines
And find additional forms, such as the Payment Request Form, on the “Treasurer Desk” page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-417-3678.