news & updates

Join the Synod Staff as the Full-time Administrative Assistant!

The Metro D.C. Synod is looking to hire a full-time administrative assistant to primarily support the Assistants to the Bishop and the Director for Evangelical Mission, with the occasional support for the office of the Bishop and the Synod staff....

Racial Equity Audit Survey Live Through June 22

As members of the Metro D.C. Synod, its staff, rostered ministers, or one of its congregations you are invited to complete the Racial Equity Audit survey no later than Wednesday, June 22. Gold Enterprises, LLC has been engaged to guide the...

Sacred Ground Small Group Series Starts Again in July

The first round of small groups for the Sacred Ground racial equity Zoom series have been eye opening for all who have participated. The Racial Equity team is excited to announce another opportunity for you to participate in this important,...

Participate in a Sacred Group Small Group – Sign Up Today!

Bishop Leila Ortiz and Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team invite all rostered leaders to participate in Sacred Ground a film-based dialog series on race and faith.  In this 12-part series, small groups are invited to walk back through history and reflect...

Worship Resources for Summer Observances

As we move into the summer months, you may desire resources for observances and commemorations that occur in these weeks. ELCA Worship provides resources for the commemoration of the Emanuel Nine and Juneteenth. Related to these observances, you may want to refer to “What Is a...

Campus Ministry Grants Now Available!

The Metro D.C. Synod is excited to announce a new grant opportunity for congregations within the synod who are exploring and/or launching partnerships with their local community, state, and private colleges or universities in ministry. Up to $2,500 is available...

Synod Assembly COVID-19 Protocols

Our Synod Council, Staff, and Assembly Planning Team have been considering the best protocols for our 2022 Synod Assembly knowing that we are bringing together a large group of people while we are still in the middle of a pandemic...

Announcement of New Assistant to the Bishop for Candidacy & Mobility

Dear Siblings and Colleagues in Christ, Holy transitions abound within our synod and across our church. The same is true on our synod staff. As you already know, Pr. Erin has followed the Spirit’s stirring and taken a call to...

Online Submission of Forms A&C Due by May 3!

The ELCA Office of the Secretary will be shutting down the online system for filing Forms A&C on Tuesday, May 3. These forms should be submitted electronically before that date to be included in the 2021 ELCA statistics. If you...

Synod Partners with Gold Enterprises for Racial Equity Audit

Dear Siblings in Christ, I’m excited to share with you an update regarding the synod’s commitment, as part of the Synod Council’s Plan for Racial Justice, to conduct a racial equity audit.  The goals of the audit are to: review...

Synod Assembly 2022

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We are excited to announce the 2022 Synod Assembly is being held in-person on June 10 – 11, 2022! We will gather at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod.