news & updates

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...

Rev. David C. Shank joins the Metro D.C. Synod as Assistant to the Bishop for Generosity

Rev. David C. Shank joins the Metro D.C. Synod as the Assistant to the Bishop for Generosity. He will be sharing his time with the Metro D.C. synod as he continues to work as Bishop Gohl’s Assistant to the Bishop...

Fund For Leaders Scholarship Available for TEEM Candidates

A new Fund for Leaders Scholarship is available to support TEEM Candidates in the 2022-2023 academic year. All students who register and complete the application process in ELCA Grantmaker will be awarded this scholarship!  Because we do not yet know...

2021 Fiscal Year Financial Report from Synod Treasurer

In this serious time of uncertainty and wonder, the people of God have offered gifts affirming our life together. These gifts take many forms: our care of the ones we know and love; our concern and support of all in...

Sign Up for a Display Table by March 15 to Promote Your Ministry at Synod Assembly

During the assembly, vendors are welcome to set up an exhibit space to interact with assembly attendees during breaks and meal times. A 6-foot table and two chairs are provided for only $100 (does not include assembly registration, meals or...

Spring 2022 Grant/Scholarship Announcement from Good Shepherd Endowment

The Good Shepherd Mission Endowment Fund promotes the growth of the church by providing scholarships to seminarians and grants to promote ministries, missions, and activities to support those in need and to spread the good news of Christ into the...

Saint Luke’s Mission Endowment Grant Applications due March 30

The Saint Luke Mission Endowment Fund (MEF) was established in 1999 and in past years provided gifts to the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project in Washington, DC and Shepherd’s Table. Ministries can request gifts from MEF in 2022 by downloading and submitting the Saint...

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.