At the 2020 Synodical Convention, our theme of “Just Celebrate” was intended to honor our female identifying clergy in Southwestern Minnesota over the past 50 years.
While the convention needed to cancel due to COVID 19, we received so many beautiful stories and reflections from our clergy that we had to share them! Therefore, we are pleased to present these “Stories of Faith.” Please click the image below to download a copy today! Enjoy and God Bless!
On April 25th, the Synod Council voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Synod Assembly for Southwestern Minnesota.
Many of you have worked very hard to produce homemade walker bags with the intention of donating them to the Synod Assembly service project. Unfortunately, due to the limitations around social distancing and ensure we keep as many Minnesotans safe during this time, there is no path to continue this service project.
The Synod office recommends those with an abundance of walker bags should donate them to any care facilities, nursing homes or rehab centers in your local area.
The Synod WELCA Board would also suggest adding a personal note or prayer to go with your bags. Our neighbors living at these centers are experiencing isolation unlike anything before. Any connection you could provide in this time would be a great act of service and love!
Knowing that rules for donations may have changed, please contact your local center prior to donating to make sure the health and safety of the residents and workers there are the first priority.
Thank you all for your understanding and your continued commitment to loving and serving our neighbors in Southwestern Minnesota!
Thank you all for another wonderful convention! We were all blessed to be together, worship God and serve our neighbors. The photos from the day and a half convention are available by clicking the link here.
More updates from convention are coming soon! Stay tuned!
We had such a wonderful convention weekend! Thank you to all who made this a very successful event. Day one was filled with in-kind offerings, business sessions, bible study, an amazing guest speaker and MORE!
If you would like to see more photos from day one, please click the link here: Day 1 Photo Album
Stay tuned for more photos and recaps of Synod Convention!
Getting ready for convention? Reports from our president and committees are available to download and read before arriving at convention. Please click the links below to access them. Happy reading, and we’ll see you at convention!
It’s not too late to register for the 31st annual convention in St. Cloud! Please download the publicity packet here and find the registration form. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple short weeks!
The 2018 Convention is Friday June 29 through Saturday June 30 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN. We have a fantastic couple of days planned for you this year and cannot wait to share this theme with you!
To download the publicity packet for the convention, please click here. This will have information about the convention including our speaker, churchwide guest, workshops, schedule and MORE. It also contains your registration, scholarship and resolution forms.