Northwest Conference Assembly
19th April 2020 @ 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Macomb, IL, 61455, United States
Congregation voting members, rostered ministers, and other interested persons of the Northwest Conference of the C/SIS are invited to attend the annual Conference Assembly to conduct business of the conference (elections, approving budget, etc.) and to find out what’s happening in the conference and around the synod.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Assembly of the Northwest Conference of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod will be held on-line via ZOOM video conferencing. The meeting will be held as previously scheduled beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19.
Registered delegates and visitors from the 17 conference congregations will receive invitations to the meeting via email a few days ahead of time. Participants may then click on the link in the email or enter the assigned number to join the meeting by computer, i-pad, smart phone or landline phone. You need to have the ZOOM app on your computer or smart phone. The app is easily installed when you click to join the meeting.
The meeting will begin with opening devotions led by Pastor Youngshim Pitcher from Trinity Lutheran, Macomb. We still plan to have a report from Bishop S. John Roth and a presentation by Dan Potaznick, development officer at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA, who will give us an overview of how the seminary is addressing the pastor shortage in the church. Details are still being worked out regarding procedures for elections of conference officers and Synod committee representatives. Pastor Rick Hertenstein, conference dean, will preside over the assembly.
All congregations should appoint official lay voting delegates to the assembly (the same number as designated for the Synod assembly). Delegates and visitors are to register through their local congregations. Names of delegates and visitors and their email addresses should be sent to Pastor Gayle Pope, conference Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by April 13.