The 2024 Synod Assembly offering will be split between two ministries that are celebrating their 50th anniversary. 50% will go to Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center, and 50% to ELCA World Hunger.

In-Kind Offering 2024
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ELCA World Hunger.

To honor this ministry milestone, the Social Ministry Committee encourages the congregations of the Northern Illinois Synod to have a food drive for your local food pantries during the time that an in-kind offering would have been collected for Synod Assembly. Congregations are encouraged to send pictures of your food drive to Pastor Mack Patrick at These pictures will then be shared throughout our time at Synod Assembly.