Official Notice
Thirty-Third Annual Synod Assembly of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

To: All Laity Voting Members, Ministers of Word and Sacrament, and Ministers of Word and Service of
the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Please be advised that the Thirty-Third Annual Synod Assembly of the Northern Illinois Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be held via Zoom, beginning on Friday evening, June 18, 2021 and concluding on Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021.

Date of Notice: May 18, 2021

The Rev. Don Knowles
Synod Secretary

 

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Proposed Rules
for the 2021 Northern Illinois Synod Assembly

 

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Assembly Agenda

Friday, June 18

5:30 pm Credentialing begins

6:30 pm Plenary Session 1

  • Order for opening of synod assembly
  • Bishop Clements’ welcome and purpose of assembly
  • Credentials report
  • Adoption of the rules
  • Adoption of the agenda
  • Certification of the 2019 assembly minutes
  • Secretary’s report
  • Adoption of the Northern Illinois Synod Constitution
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Celebrating congregational and rostered minister anniversaries
  • Prayers of Remembrance
  • Closing Worship

Saturday, June 19

7:30 am Credentialing begins

8:30 am Plenary Session 2

  • Worship Credentials report Bishop's report
  • Adoption of ballot Bible study
  • Adoption of budget Ballot voting
  • Lunch break
  • Report of election
  • Resolutions
  • Churchwide representative
  • Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women
  • Closing of synod assembly

 

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Letter from Presiding Bishop
The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton

Download the Presiding Bishop's Letter below in English or Spanish.

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ELCA Churchwide Organization 2020 Report

 

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Reports of Staff and Synod Council Officers

Report of Bishop Jeffrey Clements

Video report

Anniversaries of Rostered Ministers

Video report

Report of the Synod Vice President

Video report

Report of the Secretary

Video report

Minutes of the 2019 NIS Assembly

Report of the Synod Council

Video report

Report of the Treasurer

Video report

Consolidated Balance Sheet

2022 Proposed Budget Pie Chart

2022 Proposed Budget

Explanation of Budgeted Income and Expenses

Policy Statement

Report of the Director for Evangelical Mission

Video report

 

Reports of Committees and Subcommittees

Congregational Life Committee

Youth Subcommittee

Video report

Stewardship Subcommittee

 

Global Mission Committee

 

Ministry Support Committee

 

Candidacy Subcommittee

 

Outreach Committee

Video report

Social Ministry Committee

Video report

Creation Care Subcommittee

Video report

Racial Justice Subcommittee

Video report

World Hunger Subcommittee

Video report

Rostered Ministers Continuing Education Team

Video report

 

Reports of Conferences

North Conference

Video report

Northeast Conference

 

East Conference

Video report

Central Conference

Video report

South Conference

Video report

Southwest Conference

Video report

West Conference

Video report

Northwest Conference

Video report

 

Reports of Colleges, Seminiaries, and Campus Ministry

Augustana College - Rock Island, IL

Written report

Carthage College - Kenosha, Wisconsin

Written report

Grace Place at Northern Illinois University

Video report

Grand View University - Des Moines, Iowa 

Written report

Lutheran Campus Ministry of Illinois

Video report

Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago and Wartburg Seminary 

Written report

Wartburg College - Waverly, Iowa

Written report

Report of Agencies, Institutions, and Organizations

diakonia™

Written report

ELCA Foundation

Written report

ELCA Fund for Leaders

ELCA Mission Investment Fund (MIF)

Written report

Jenny Lind Chapel

Video report

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

Video report

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC)

Video report

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)

Video report

Lutherdale

Video report

Written report

Mosaic

Video report

Portico

Video report

Written report

Region 5, ELCA

Written report

Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries (RALM)

Video report

Synodical Women’s Organization - Women of the ELCA

Written report

UnityPoint Health - Rock Island, Illinois

Written report