Opportunities to Serve our Synod and the ELCA


It has been quite a year, but God is still at work at Grace, and in the ELCA!


To that end, we are gearing up for several big events over the course of the next 12 months.

1) The Florida – Bahamas Synod is planning to have our 2021 Synod Assembly in the fall this year. We’ve postponed the date in the hopes that, by the fall, we’ll be able to gather everyone in person, as is our usual practice. The Congregational Council of Grace asks that each of you consider whether or not you might be able to serve our Synod as a Voting Member to the Assembly, currently scheduled for September 17 – 19, 2021 (Fri – Sun). If you feel called to do so, please let Pastor Jenn or Council President Buddy Dewar know ASAP.

2) At that Assembly, we will be electing people to several leadership positions within the Florida – Bahamas Synod.

We need people to serve on Synod Council in the following positions:

  • Vice President – position for a lay person, 4-year term

  • Secretary – position for a lay person, 4-year term

  • Female Lay Council Member, North Mission District, 2-year term

  • Young Adult Lay Council Member (18-30 yrs.), 3-year term

  • Youth Lay Council Member (15-17 yrs.), 2-year term

We need people to serve on the Consultation Committee

  • Lay Male, 6-year term

  • Lay Female, 6-year term

We need people to serve on the Discipline Committee

  • Lay Male, 5-year term

  • Lay Female, 5-year term

  • Lay Male, 1-year term

  • Lay Female, 1-year term

Finally, we need people to serve as Voting Members to the 2022 Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, OH, August 8-12, 2022.

  • Female Lay Voting Member, North Mission District

  • Male Lay Voting Member, North Mission District

We appreciate all each one of you does for our congregation, for our Synod, and for the ELCA. And we ask that you prayerfully consider whether you might be the person God is calling to serve in one (or more) of these ways. Again, please let Pastor or Buddy know if you’d like to be nominated! Thank you!

Peace,

The Congregational Council of Grace Lutheran Church

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