The 2015 Gatherings will focus on church leadership and the election of a new synod bishop, which will happen for us in 2016 with the retirement of Bishop Wollersheim.
Registration will begin at 6:15 pm. A light supper will be served from 6:30-7 pm. Devotions will begin at 7 pm, followed by the program. The evening will end by 8:45 pm. Topics will include congregational leadership, the constitutional responsibilities as well as the joys and challenges of a bishop, and the election process for a bishop.
Dates and locations are below.
|Thursday, September 10||Northeast||First, DeKalb|
|Thursday, September 17||North||Shepherd of the Valley, Rockford|
|Thursday, October 8||West||St. John’s, Rock Island|
|Thursday, October 22||East||Shepherd of the Hill, Lockport|
|Thursday, October 29||Central||Immanuel, Dixon|
|Thursday, November 5||Southwest||Messiah, Galva|
|Thursday, November 12||South||St. John’s, Somonauk|
|Thursday, November 19||Northwest||Good Shepherd, Lena|