Dear People of the Pacifica Synod,
On June 17, 2020, the Office of the Bishop announced that Synod Council voted to postpone the 2020 Pacifica Synod Assembly and designated Saturday, May 1, 2021 as the date for our next synod assembly. This one-day assembly will be held completely online and planning for our time together has already begun.
Please begin to consider who your voting members will be, keeping in mind the following:
- Voting members will need to be familiar with computers or tablets (such as iPads) and able to learn an additional voting program/app.
- As this will be a one-day assembly on a Saturday, consider electing people whose schedules have prohibited them from attending past assemblies during weekdays.
- Each voting member will need to have their own device. Even if voting members live together, they cannot share one device. Each person needs their own device to vote.
Each congregation will receive their voting member allocations in January. There are still costs involved in creating an online assembly. Within two weeks, we will have the congregational fee cost available to assist you in your budgeting for the assembly. While there will be costs associated with an online assembly, there will be no costs for travel or housing, as is usually the case for this annual event.
This Assembly will elect Synod Council members and will also elect voting members from Pacifica to attend the Churchwide Assembly which will be held in August 2022 in Columbus, Ohio. Applications to be nominated for Synod Council positions or to become a Churchwide Assembly Voting Member will be coming soon.