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2017 Synod Assembly
Re•formation: Then. Now. Always.
May 5-7, 2017
The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel
Colorado Springs, CO
Saturday Afternoon Sessions
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We now have 30 rooms blocked at the Holiday Inn Express: 105 N Spruce St.
Please call 719-424-4300 and use the group code RMS.
The rate is $120/night and includes breakfast.
Congregation Art and Story Project: The Stories of our Stuff
In thinking about our theme “Reformation• Then.Now.Always.” we invite you to work with your ministry to continue the artistic activity of reflecting upon and utilizing ministry objects to tell our story and examine our connection in community and shared history. Using the resources below, we invite you to share the story of your stuff- the stuff that once was central to your mission but is no longer needed, the stuff you forgot was in the back of the closet, the stuff that used to be important or maybe still is. You are encouraged to bring your art, your story, your stuff to Synod Assembly to create our Assembly Art Installation.
How many voting members?
The voting members of the assembly are determined as follows:
A. Congregations are allowed 2 lay voting members, 1 male and 1 female.
B. In addition, based upon baptized membership records for the previous year
(1) Congregations having membership of 650 to 1,199 baptized members shall be allowed one additional lay voting member (male or female).
(2) Congregations having membership of 1,200 or more baptized members shall be allowed two additional lay voting members (one male and one female).
. In the selection of voting members, congregations are urged to be aware of the matter of inclusiveness of persons of color and/or persons whose primary language is other than English.
D. All Ministers of Word and Sacrament (pastors) and Ministers of Word and Service (deacons) under call or on leave from call on the roster of the Rocky Mountain Synod are voting members.
G. All retired ordained ministers on the roster of this synod who are currently serving as interim pastors and all ordained ministers on leave from call on the roster of this synod who are currently serving as interim pastors and who are in attendance at the assembly are voting members.
H. Youth/Young Adult Voting Members
It is the goal of this synod that at least 10% of the voting members of the Synod Assembly, Synod Council, committees, and organizational units of this synod be youth and young adults. For purposes of the constitution, bylaws, and continuing resolutions of this synod, the term “youth” means a voting member of a congregation who has not reached the age of 18 at the time of election or appointment for service. The term “young adult” means a voting member of a congregation between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of election or appointment for service.
Encouraging Youth and Young Adults to be Leaders in the Church
The Rocky Mountain Synod will continue to live into the ELCA's goal of expanded roles for youth and young adults in all expressions of our church. Rostered and lay leaders are encouraged to have conversations with the youth and young adults in their midst regarding the opportunity to serve on church council and as voting members at this year's synod assembly.
A youth or young adult voting member is not an additional voting member. The youth or young adult is one of your congregation's allotted voting members.
Future Assembly Dates
2018- May 3-5
Westminster, Colorado, Westin Hotel
Albuquerque, NM, Embassy Suites