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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ELCA DIRECTORY

Synod Assembly 2019

Preparing Resolutions and Memorials 2019

Synod Assembly 2018

Bishop's 2018 Synod Assembly Sermon

2018 Bishop's Report - Wonder

2017 Annual Report

Annual Report – Black and White

Annual Report – Full Color

Annual Report – Grayscale

2018 CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY REPORTS

Black and White (Spring 2018)

Full Color (Spring 2018)

Grayscale (Spring 2018)

Black and White (Fall 2018)

Grayscale (Fall 2018)

Color (Fall 2018)

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

2019 Minimum Compensation Guidelines

Supply Rate Guidelines

Portico Benefits

 

Congregation Leader Resources

Bishop's Fund for Seminary Debt Reduction Application

Congregation Council Meeting Following the Resignation of a Pastor

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

Missionaries in Zambia Newsletter 1

Missionaries in Zambia Newsletter 2

Companion Synod Sunday

Companion Synod Sunday Bulletin Inserts

Living Lutheran

October 2018 Insert

July 2018 Insert

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

Systems Theory Conference Registration

ELCA Youth Leadership Summit

ELCA Youth Leadership Summit Nomination Form

Samuel Trexler Fellowship Brochure

Samuel Trexler Fellowship Application

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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