PRE-ASSEMBLY MATERIALS

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MATERIALS ADDED AFTER 6/9/17


BULK FILE OF MATERIALS AVAILABLE AS OF 6/9/17


INDIVIDUAL FILES

PRELIMINARY MATERIALS

Pre-Assembly Materials Table of Contents – 6/15/17
Official Letter – Notice of 2017 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly
Robert’s Rules of Order Overview
Robert’s Rules of Order Motions Chart
Workshops and Additional Opportunities
Bio of Special Guest: Dr. Reggie Williams
National Conference Center Map (West Building)

SECTION 1—RULES OF PROCEDURE AND AGENDA
1.1 Rules of Procedure
1.2R Draft Agenda – 6/9/17
1.2S Draft Agenda Saturday – 6/17/17

SECTION 2—REPORTS OF BISHOPS AND ASSISTANTS

2.1.1 Letter from the ELCA Presiding Bishop – English
2.1.2 Letter from the ELCA Presiding Bishop – Español
2.1.3 2017 Churchwide Report in detail (NOTE: 26 page file)
2.2.1 Report of the Synod Bishop
2.2.2R Metro D.C. Synod 2016 Mission Support
2.2.3R Roster Changes
2.2.4R2 Excused Rostered Leaders (revision posted 6/15/17)
2.3 Report of the Assistant to the Bishop
2.4 Report of the Director for Evangelical Mission & Assistant to the Bishop

SECTION 3—REPORTS OF SYNOD COUNCIL/PRIMARY MISSION TABLE

3.1 Report of the Synod Council
3.2.1 FY2018 Proposed Spending Plan
3.2.2 Mission Spending Plan Narrative
3.3.1 Rostered Ministry Compensation Guidelines for 2018 (NOTE: 19 page file)
3.3.2 Worksheet – Rostered Ministry Compensation Guidelines for 2018 (xls file) – online only

SECTION 4 – REPORTS OF THE TREASURER

4.1 Treasurer reports for period ending January 2017
4.1.1 Schedule 1 – Comparison of Receipts and Expenditures for Unrestricted Funds
4.1.2 Schedule 2 – Budget Report
4.1.3 Schedule 3 – Temporary Restricted Funds
4.1.4 Schedule 4 – Status of Board Designated Funds; & Schedule 5 – Status of Permanent Restricted Funds
4.2 Treasurer reports for period ending April 30, 2017
4.2.1 Schedule 1 – Comparison of Receipts and Expenditures for Unrestricted Funds
4.2.2 Schedule 2 – Budget Report
4.2.3 Schedule 3 – Temporary Restricted Funds
4.2.4 Schedule 4 – Status of Board Designated Funds; & Schedule 5 – Status of Permanent Restricted Funds

SECTION 5—REPORTS OF TABLES, DIVISIONS AND COMMITTEES

5.1.1 Report of the New and Renewing Missions Table
5.1.2 Report of the Stewardship and Mission Support Table
5.1.3 Report of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Table
5.2.1 Report of Global Mission Team
5.4.1 Report of Synodical Women’s Organization

SECTION 6—REPORT OF REFERENCE AND COUNSEL

6.1 Greetings to Other ELCA Synods Meeting In Assembly
6.2 Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Gifts of Hope Program
6.3 Membership in ELCA Congregations
6.4 Special Expression of Thanks and Gratitude: Dr. John White
6.5 Expression of Thanks and Gratitude

SECTION 7—REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Synod Council Officers
Vice President

Treasurer

Synod Council Representatives
D.C. Conference Lay

Fairfax Conference Clergy

Maryland Conference Clergy

Montgomery Conference Clergy

Potomac Conference Clergy

Virginia Conference Lay

At-Large Representative

Youth/Young Adult

Committee on Discipline Representatives
Lay
Clergy

SECTION 8—REPORTS OF OTHER MINISTRIES OF THE ELCA

8.1.1 Report of Augsburg Fortress
8.1.2 Report of Portico Benefit Services
8.3.1 Report of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland College Park
8.3.2 Report of Caroline Furnace
8.3.3 Report of Mar-Lu-Ridge
8.4.1 Report of Gettysburg Seminary
8.4.2 Report of Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries
8.5.1 Report of National Lutheran Communities & Services
8.5.2 Report of the Community of St. Dysmas

SECTION 9—MINUTES OF 2016 SYNOD ASSEMBLY

9.1 Draft Minutes of the 2016 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly (NOTE: 29 page file)

SECTION 10—CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS

10.1 Synod Constitution & Bylaws – September 2016 edition (NOTE: link to unnumbered current edition under “For Congregations” tab, 56 page file)
10.2 Proposed Amendments incorporated into Synod Constitution and Bylaws (NOTE: 58 page file)