From the Floor – 2017 SynAsm

Piety, debate and a fair bit of silliness

Piety, debate and a fair bit of silliness Here is the final blog post of the day! FINAL ACTIONS After the conclusion of lunch, the Assembly had another Q & A session, this one with Dr. Williams. Again, it was a wonderful opportunity to engage in dialogue. Our Read More →

List of persons elected to synod leadership

List of persons elected to synod leadership Newly elected leaders on the Synod Council are as follows: Vice President Evelyn Crenshaw Treasurer Julie Hamre D.C. Conference Lay Representative Michael Sonnenberg Fairfax Conference Clergy Representative the Rev. Albert Triolo Maryland Conference Clergy Representative the Rev. Gary Rhinesmith Montgomery Read More →

Text of adopted resolutions

Text of adopted resolutions By action of our 2017 Synod Assembly, the following Resolutions/Memorials were adopted (in sequence of consideration during our gathering). Greetings to Other ELCA Synods Meeting In Assembly Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Gifts of Hope Program Membership in ELCA Congregations Read More →

Path of growth

Path of growth The Assembly continues to be hard at work, with more voting business and a special guest. As part of the New Connections campaign, the Rev. Phil Hirsch introduced a video from King of Kings, his home congregation, about their efforts Read More →

Links to videos shown during plenaries

Links to videos shown during plenaries As many of us have been moved by videos shown during our time together, here are the links so you can share with others (in order of their presentation). New Connections Campaign (shown by Christy Hartigan) – http://www.newconnectionsmetrodc.com/videos.html Called Forward Read More →

Wise and faithful servants

Wise and faithful servants The Assembly gathered back together this morning with a breakfast and an informal Q&A with Presiding Bishop Eaton. It was a long day yesterday, and an early morning today, so everyone is preparing for the day with plenty of coffee. Read More →