2018 – MNO Synod Convention

2018 – MNO Synod Convention

Our next MNO Synod Convention will be April 26-28, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg.
For registration information, please go to our event-page.

A letter from Synod Secretary to Retired Rostered Ministers (action was needed by November 25, 2017) – open pdf-file here.

Nominations for Youth and Lay Delegates to ELCIC Convention 2019 (action required by March 15, 2018)
As we look towards a Synod Convention in April, 2018, we need to look beyond that to the National Convention in 2019 – and we’ll need LAY and YOUTH nominees for the ballot that will come forward at the synod convention!
If you would let your name stand, please fill out this online form.
Note that to be eligible to be a nominee on the ballot, you need to be nominated either a) by church council motion; b) by congregation’s AGM motion; or, c) by ten (10) members of MNO congregations.
Our bylaws state (Part VI, Section 1):
“Six months in advance of a synod convention at which delegates to a national convention will be elected, the secretary of synod council shall call for nominations for lay and youth delegate positions. Nominations shall close forty days prior to the opening of the convention at which the elections shall take place”

Will you serve at the synod level?
Here is the synod’s Policy on Committees
Memo to congregational council chairs, rostered ministers, and Synod committee chairs:
MNO Synod Positions 2018
Position descriptions for vacancies on: Synod Council, LTS Board of Governors, synod committees:
Position Descriptions 2018
Biographical Data form (needed for nomination/appointment to synod committee):
Biographical Data form 2018 in WORD
Biographical Data form 2018 in PDF

Devotions for Discernment – we invite your thoughtfulness as we look towards the election of a bishop
Cick here for more information

Biographical Data Form: Bishop
As there will be an election of a bishop at convention the following form is being provided in advance of the 3rd ballot when biographical information is distributed to convention delegates. To ordained ministers on the roster of the ELCIC: if you desire to share such information, please fill out this form and return it to the MNO Synod office at convention.

Nominate someone for the Synod Leadership Award!
Follow this link.