22 Synod Assemblies (and Counting)

What does institutional memory look like? Take a look at Shirley Gibbs. Among the voting members whom Bishop Graham recognized before adjourning the assembly for dinner were first-timers and those…

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Energy stewardship resolution adopted

I’m excited that the resolution on energy stewardship passed and has great support.  Now the work of improving our energy use begins.  Many people have already asked our team how…

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Follow the Money

Richard Ahlberg, chair of the synod’s finance committee, presented the synod’s Mission Spending Plan (budget) on Friday afternoon. Most churchgoers understand that a church is operated with the money that…

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Orientation and opening

The assembly opened with worship at 1:00 Friday afternoon. Before the official opening, the Rev. Doug Jones and Richard Ahlberg led an orientation session for new voting members. Pr. Jones…

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