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Assembly Schedule

This is a tentative outline of the 2019 Synod Assembly Schedule. The schedule will be updated as changes are made. All plenary sessions and worships will take place in the Sandia Ballroom.


Friday, May 3


11:00am      Registration Opens (Conference Area Entrance)

12-2pm      Interactive Display Area Open
                      Exhibitor Area Staffed

1:00pm      Orientation for new voting members and new to the
                         synod (Pinon)
1:00pm      Orientation for youth visitors and youth voting members 
                       (Youth Suite)

2:00pm      Opening Worship
3:30pm      Break  (Display area and Interactive Displays open)

4:00pm    Plenary 1
                  Opening Assembly Business
                  Officer and Churchwide Reports
                  Border Hospitality and Refugee Ministry

6:00pm      Dinner 
6:15pm      Dinner Conversations
                  Please get your dinner from the buffet and bring to the breakout
                  room. All others will eat in the plenary hall.

                   RMS Budget: Pinon Room
                   Peace Not Wall Memorial: Agave Room
                   Campus Ministry Resolution: Ocotillo I
                   Stories from the Border: Ocotillo II
                   Word and Service: La Ventana

7:30pm      Plenary 2
Richard Rohr Session 1

8:00pm      Deadline for turning in nomination form for Synod Secretary


Saturday, May 4

8:20am        Morning prayer and hymn sing

8:45am        Plenary 3
                    Richard Rohr Session 2
9:45am        Break: displays staffed

10:15am     Plenary Session 4
Our Life Together as the RMS
                    Budget Adoption
                    Resolutions and Memorials

12:00pm     Lunch
Boxed lunches are available in the foyer; participants may join an interest lunch, enjoy the sunshine, or grab an open table in the ballroom.

12:15pm     Interest Lunches
                    Part-time Ministry: Ocotillo II
                    Peace Not Walls: Agave (A/V needed)
                    Better Together Summit:  Ocotillo II (A/V)
                    ELCA Education Association: Pinon
                    Candidacy Support: La Ventana

1:15pm       Plenary Session 5
Richard Rohr Session 3

2:15pm       Depart for excursions (Meeting points TBD)

2:30pm       On-site Immersions begin
                   Excellence in Leadership: Ocotillo II
                   Transformational Worship: La Ventana
                   Self-Compassion: Agave
                   Doctrine of Discovery: Ocotillo I
                   ACT4RMS Anti-Racism: Pinon

Excursions and Immersions will conclude at different times. The interactive display area and open space conversations will be available for excursions that end earlier or for those who did not attend an excursion

3:30-6pm   Interactive Display area open

4:45pm      Open Space Conversations
                        Faith Formation Networking: Ocotillo I
                        Conversation with RMS Gift Planner: Pinon 
                        Global Mission/Companion Synod Partnership Information:
Interactive Display area      

5:00pm       Dinner available in foyer
You are encouraged to visit the various food stations while visiting with our exhibitors. Ocotillo II and Agave are available for seating.

6:30pm       Evening Worship

8:00pm        Dessert Reception with cash bar


Sunday May 5

8:30am       Plenary 6: Sending Worship
                       Bishop’s Reflection
                       World Hunger Offering

10:30am    Close of Assembly