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Assembly Schedule

This is a tentative outline of the 2018 Synod Assembly Schedule. The schedule will be updated as changes are made. All plenary sessions and worships will take place in the Westminster Ballroom.

 

Thursday, May 3

  9:00am       Display Set-up begins
10:00am       Registration Opens
12:30pm       Orientation for new voting members and new to the synod (Meadowbrook)
12:30pm        Orientation for youth visitors and youth voting members (Cotton Creek)
  1:15pm       Gathering Music with Tangled Blue
  1:30pm       Plenary 1
                      Opening of Assembly
                       Welcome and story of the land: Dr. Tink Tinker
                      Opening Assembly Business

  2:15pm        REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR 1st BALLOT FOR BISHOP
 

  2:15pm        Keynote: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
  2:45pm        1st Ballot for Bishop Election 

  3:05pm        Break: Display area and chapel open
                      REGISTRATION REOPENS

  3:25pm        Plenary 2
                     
  Nominations from the floor (non-bishop elections)
                       Vice-President Report
                       ELCA Report
                       Bishop Report
                       Introduction of Resolutions and Memorials
                       Women and Justice Social Statement

  5:20pm       Bishop Election Report of 1st Ballot

  5:30pm        Dinner
                       Breakout conversations for Resolution and Memorials
                       Women & Justice Social Statement Conversation 

  7:00pm        Deadline for removing name from ballot for Bishop
                      Deadline for turning in nomination forms for all elections

  7:15pm        Opening Worship

 

Friday, May 4
  7:45am        REGISTRATION OPENS
  8:15am        REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR 2ND BALLOT FOR BISHOP
  8:00am        Voting Open for all other elections (online)

  8:30am        Plenary 3
                      
Morning Prayer
  8:45am        2nd Ballot for Bishop

  8:55am        REGISTRATION REOPENS

  9:00am        Plenary 3 (Continued)
                       Resolutions and Memorials
                       Synod Council Reports: Constitution Changes, Budget Overview

10:10am       Bishop Election Report of 2nd Ballot

10:15am       Break: Displays staff and chapel open

10:40am:      Plenary 4
                     
Keynote: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
11:10am       Mid-day Prayer with World Hunger Offering

11:30am .     Voting closes for non-Bishop elections

11:45am       Lunch
                     Breakout conversations for Constitution changes and RMS Budget

  1:15pm        Plenary 5
                       
Educate, Equip, Enact Lilly Grant
                       Constitution Adoption
                       Budget Adoption
                       Election Report (non-bishop)
                       Address by top 7 nominees for Bishop

  2:10pm       REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR 3rd BALLOT FOR BISHOP

  2:40pm        3rd ballot for Bishop
  2:50pm        3rd Ballot closes
                      REGISTRATION REOPENS
             

  3:00pm       Plenary 5 (Continued)
                      Doctrine of Discovery
                      Keynote: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

  4:20pm        Bishop Election Report of 3rd Ballot      

  4:30pm        Break: Display area and chapel open
 

If 4th ballot needed
  5:00pm        Q&A/Conversations with top 3 candidates
  6:00pm        Dinner
  7:30pm        Evening Concert with Tangled Blue
                                     

If Bishop is elected after 3rd ballot
  5:00pm        Open Space Conversations (TBD) 
  6:00pm        Dinner
  7:30pm        Evening Concert with Tangled Blue

 

***If additional business time is needed, Saturday's plenary will begin at 8:00am
Saturday May 5
  7:45am        REGISTRATION OPEN
  8:15am        REGISTRATION CLOSES

  8:30am        Plenary 6
                       Morning Prayer
   8:45am        4th Ballot for Bishop (if needed)
                      Keynote: Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
                      Anniversaries and Necrology

10:30am        Break
11:00am        Closing Worship