Important Information for Voting Members
Assembly Access and Training Sessions
The 2021 Synod Assembly is one week away! Assembly will take place from 1:00 p.m. on Friday June 4 and end at or around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday June 5. You can see the assembly schedule here and the Bulletin of Reports here. Visitors will be able to watch the assembly streamed on the synod Youtube channel.

As voting members of our first virtual synod assembly, you will be participating in the business of the synod assembly using Zoom and the LUMI voting platform. All voting members registered with an email address which will be their username for accessing the LUMI voting platform, which is how voting for all assembly business, including electing our new Bishop, will be kept secure.

We will have two training sessions for voting members next week, both from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday (information below). Please attend if you can, and review the voter access information on the synod website here. If you have any questions before or during the assembly, you can email us at helpdesk@socalsynod.org.

See you Tuesday and Thursday at our training sessions, and on Friday, June 4 in virtual space for assembly!
Please note: You will not be able to log on to the LUMI Platform until the training sessions
on Tuesday June 1 and Thursday June 3
Tuesday June 1
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Test Your Tech & Credentials

Login to the SWCA Synod LUMI Platform here to test your tech and your credentials! Your Voter ID is the email address you gave us when you registered and your password is socalsynod2021. If you can't remember what email address your used to register, contact helpdesk@socalsynod.org.
Thursday June 3
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Live Member Orientation

During this time, you will be able to practice voting, entering the speaking queue, and speaking from the floor. Login to the SWCA Synod LUMI Platform here. Your Voter ID is the email address you gave us when you registered and your password is socalsynod2021. If you need the email you used to register, contact helpdesk@socalsynod.org.
What you need to access the Online Assembly

• You will need to have access to either a laptop or desktop computer with a microphone and speakers. You WILL NOT be able to watch and vote with just a tablet or smart phone.

• The computer must be connected to the internet. If you can see and hear YouTube videos and have adequately used the computer to participate in a Zoom meeting, it is suited for use at the online synod assembly.

• Browsers that will work efficiently with the LUMI voting platform on your computer are Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer or Safari is not recommended.


• Two people can watch and vote from one computer. Each voting member will have their own username (voting credentials). However, we suggest that each voting member have their own device (tablet or smart phone) for voting. If two voting members are voting on one computer, each person will need to take the time to log in with their own username.

Watch Parties: Voting members can gather in one place (with COVID-19 precautions) and fully participate. In this case, each voting member will still need their own tablet or smart phone to vote.
Accessing the Assembly Zoom and Voting Platform (LUMI)
You will not be able to log on to the LUMI Platform until the training sessions on Tuesday June 1 and Thursday June 3


1) Enter the LUMI Platform: use this link to access the virtual meeting.
(https://web.lumiagm.com/290-425-130)

2) Enter your username = email address used to register for assembly

3) Enter the voting member password: socalsynod2021 (case sensitive)

4) When you are logged into the LUMI platform, you will see a Zoom link on the information Page. Click on the Zoom link to start the Zoom meeting in a separate window to watch the proceedings.
Important Links
Getting Ready for Assembly
Invitation to the 2021
Synod Assembly!
A Message from the Assembly Chair
Getting Ready for Synod Assembly #1: Your Packing List
Getting Ready for Synod Assembly #2: Downloading Zoom
Getting Ready for Synod Assembly #3: Get Familiar with Zoom
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