The 30th Annual Northern Illinois Synod Assembly will be held at Augustana College, Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Northern Illinois Synod Assembly registration materials and related assembly information has been mailed to congregations and rostered ministers. All materials are also available on the Synod Assembly website. These materials may be duplicated. Online registration opens April 1.
Something special this year
This year music and worship leadership will be provided by the Glocal Musician-Educators of the ELCA. These musicians were formed by ELCA Global Mission to provide musical leadership for the Glocal Mission Gatherings hosted by congregations and other Christian communities throughout North America and the Caribbean. Through its intentional diversity—including representation from many countries, denominations, and several cultures—the group embodies ways to stand in mutual solidarity while amplifying marginalized voices.
In addition to offering worship that includes global voices, the musicians are committed to forming local leaders seeking to introduce global themes in their communities. The songs they teach are grounded in the community stories that raise awareness and inspire advocacy. The musicians embody what it means to be Glocal—simultaneously global and local—so we can accompany one another across cultures, even in our own neighborhoods. To get a taste of what is being planned, watch this video to see the testimonials from those at the Western North Dakota Synod Assembly in 2014. Bring your rhythm instruments and feel free to wear any global-related clothing that you have!