The Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in East Syracuse, NY, is led by Bishop John Stanley Macholz

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DOCUMENTS, POLICIES AND Resources


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For Congregations

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For Rostered Ministers

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For Individuals

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Synod Assembly

Bishop's 2018 Synod Assembly Sermon

SURVEY MONKEY

2018 Bishop's Report - Wonder

2018 Awards and Recognitions Book

2018 Workshops and Mission Expo Booklet

2018 Worship Resource Book (including communion)

Guidebook Download Instructions

2018 Synod Assembly Report of the Nominating Committee

2018 ELCA Synod Assembly Detailed Churchwide Report

2018 Upstate New York Synod Audit Report

2018 Pre-Assembly Book (abbreviated for use in Plenary)

2018 Pre-Assembly Book (complete)

2018 Introduction

2018 Elections List

2018 World Hunger Be the Light Bulletin Insert

2018 World Hunger Be the Light Letter to Congregations

2018 World Hunger Be the Light Fact Sheet

2017 Annual Report

Annual Report – Black and White

Annual Report – Full Color

Annual Report – Grayscale

2018 CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY REPORTS

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Full Color

Grayscale

Constitution and Bylaws

Model Constitution for Congregations

UNYS Constitution with 2016.CWA.revisions as adopted by 2017

FAQ for Constitution Revision

 

Call Process

Welcome to the Call Process

Call Process General

Call Process Table for Congregations

Preparing for a Candidate

Sample Questions for a Candidate

Handling of Interim Arrangements

Synod Representative Report on the Calling of a Pastor

Initial Definition of Compensation, Benefits & Expenses

Healthy Transitions Packet

Guidelines for when no ordained person is available to preside

2018 Minimum Compensation Guidelines

Supply Rate Guidelines

Portico Benefits

 

Congregation Leader Resources

Helpful Documents for Congregations

2017 Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches

Lutheran Archives Center Overview

Lutheran Archives Center Brochure

Child and Family Safety

Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Policy

Generosity

Discernment

GLOBAL MISSION

Companion Synod Sunday

Companion Synod Sunday Bulletin Inserts

Living Lutheran

www.livinglutheran.org

January 2018 Insert

SOCIAL STATEMENTS

Hearing on "Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice"

Invitation to Synodical Hearing of Social Statement on Women and Justice

Synod Deacon Ministry

Congregation and Conference Deacon Handbook

The Six Marks of Diaconal Ministry

Brief Guide for Pastors to UNYS Deacon Program

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Hartwick Seminary Summer Institute of Theology

Diakonia 2018 Summer Institute Registration

Diakonia 2018 Summer Institute of Theology Brochure

Financial Leadership

Best Financial Practices for Congregations

Endowments - NYPMIFA for Endowment Funds

New York State Paid Family Leave

 

Mission Interpretation

MIC Resources

MI Through Pictures

Congregational Vitality Assessment

Transformational Ministry

Mission Support Statement of Intent

For Rostered Ministers

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For Individuals

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