Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Lutheran Center, Glendale 
1300 East Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205

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2022 Southwest California Synod Assembly Registration 

The deadline to register is May 30, 2022
Late registrations will not be taken

SWCA Assembly COVID-19 Safety Policy for in-person attendees

2022 Rules of Procedure

Memorials and Resolutions for consideration at the 2022 Assembly

Report of the Nominating Committee

If you do not see a confirmation of registration or receive a confirmation email, please check with shenderson@socalsynod.org to verify your registration status.

Voting members serve on behalf of all the people of the Southwest California Synod. To be a voting member is to be entrusted by your congregation to make decisions for the well-being of our synod and the whole church. The 2022 SWCA Synod Assembly will be held online and in-person on Saturday, June 11, and voting members will vote on the synod budget, receive reports from synod ministries and partners, and elect council and committee members. To ensure you receive important information regarding the assembly and elections, please add news@socalsynod.org to the list of "safe contacts" for the email address you use to register. 

Voting members may attend in-person or remotely. It is the responsibility of congregations and congregational offices to make sure that their voting members receive technological support during the assembly, if needed. 

Assembly Fees

The Congregational/Worship Community registration fee for one called Rostered Minister or TEEM Candidate and two lay voting members for the 2022 Synod Assembly is $400, or $450 if paid after May 30. You do not have to pay any fees to register. Invoices have been issued to congregations, and can be paid by check or online here. Voting members should register as soon as possible, whether or not their congregation's assembly fees have been paid. If you have any questions about registration, please contact shenderson@socalsynod.org.

Additional Rostered Minister Under Call (clergy or deacon) – $100 ($125 if paid after May 30)

Additional Lay Voting Member (congregations are informed if the size of their membership entitles them to an additional lay voting member or members) – $100 ($125 if paid after May 30)

Additional confirmed Youth Voting Member: each congregation is entitled and encouraged to register an additional Youth (under 18) or Young Adult (18 – 30) voting member as part of their congregation's representation – NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE 

Rostered Minister under Synodical or Special Call – $100  ($125 if paid after May 30)

Rostered Minister currently: on leave from call; disabled; retired; or persons who are serving in synodically-approved or synodically-appointed pastoral capacities in congregations and other ministries of this synod granted both voice and vote – $50

Synod Council Member – NO FEE

In-person Non-Voting Visitor – $50 (includes lunch and refreshments)

In-person attendees – $30 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Printed Bulletin of Reports (the Bulletin of Reports may be downloaded at no charge) – $25

COVID-19 Safety Policy

We are a church together, called to love our neighbor, and responsible as a family of faith and shared humanity to care for and protect each other. All in-person participants (i.e., voting members, visitors, volunteers, contract staff and synod staff) are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” includes at least one booster.

All in-person participants present at the Lutheran Center during the day of the assembly are required to be masked in appropriate KN95 facemasks, with the masks covering both the nose and mouth. Participants may remove masks while eating, drinking, or addressing the assembly, and are asked to be mindful of social distancing.

Please download the full SWCA Assembly COVID-19 Safety Policy here.