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Alaska Synod Assembly

April 24, 2021 - April 26, 2021

2020 Alaska Synod Assembly

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may OVERFLOW WITH HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Synod Assembly 2020 Canceled 
The Synod Council has voted to cancel the assembly re-scheduled for October and move the work of that assembly into the April, 24-26, 2021 assembly.  The Council met by Zoom on August 22.

Our constitution specifies that we are to have an assembly at least every three years and our practice has been to do that annually on the last full weekend of April.  In this pandemic, there is no responsible way to hold such a gathering in-person.  The logistics of spacing, sanitizing, feeding and housing voting members is not COVID-19 friendly.

Using the skills our congregations have developed in the last few months, it is clear that we, as a synod, have the capability of producing an assembly online but there is no way to provide equal access across the synod. The quality of Internet service varies across Alaska and it doesn’t make sense to disenfranchise those without reliable Internet service.  An assembly requires representation and participation from every congregation.

Details

Start:
April 24, 2021
End:
April 26, 2021
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Website:
https://www.elcaalaska.net/2020-synod-assembly.html