All congregations in the Northern Illinois Synod are requested to send the names and contact information of their 2016 Synod Assembly Lay Voting Members to Deaconess Cheryl Erdmann as soon as possible after they have been selected. In the email, please be sure to include the name and location of the congregation.
As part of the preparation for the Synod Assembly, there will be a meeting in each of the synod’s eight conferences to go over with the Lay Voting Members, as well as the Rostered Leader Voting Members, important information relating to this special Synod Assembly. There will also be the opportunity for those present to ask questions of the presentation leaders. We are asking for the names and contact information in order to notify the Voting Members of these meetings, as well as to provide other information which will be helpful to Lay Voting Members.
More information will follow regarding the meetings, including the date, time, and a tentative agenda. Also, the e-mail will include information about a workshop being held at CRE “How to Elect a Bishop – A Primer,” a late addition to the schedule, so is not listed in the brochure.
It is the hope of the Transition Team that we receive this information no later than February 26.
Your congregation will receive information about registration for the 2016 Synod Assembly separately, in March. Please watch for that information around March 15.