Alaska Synod Assembly
April 24 - April 26
2020 Alaska Synod Assembly
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.
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.