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ELCA DIRECTORY

Upstate New York Synod General Rostered Leader Directory

Upstate New York Synod General Widows/Widowers Directory

Synod 2019 Holiday Schedule

A Message of Thanksgiving 2018 from Bishop John Stanley Macholz

Synod Assembly 2019

REGISTER FOR THE 2019 SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Synod Assembly 2019 Draft Agenda

Awards and Recognitions Book 2019

Mission Expo Invitation

Mission Expo Application Instructions

Mission Expo Application Form

Preparing Resolutions and Memorials 2019

Hunger Mission 2019 Open Wide Your Hands Letter

Hunger Mission 2019 Bulletin Insert

Hunger Mission Hands Hunger Facts and Response

Hunger Mission Fundraising Ideas

Synod Assembly 2018

Bishop's 2018 Synod Assembly Sermon

2018 Bishop's Report - Wonder

2018 Annual Report TO CONGREGATIONS

Annual Report – Black and White

Annual Report – Full Color

Annual Report – Grayscale

2018 CONFERENCE ASSEMBLY REPORTS

Full Color (Spring 2019)

Full Color (Spring 2018)

Full Color (Fall 2018)

Constitution and Bylaws

Model Constitution for Congregations

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

FAQ for Constitution Revision

MISSION SUPPORT

Bishop’s Letter About Mission Support

Where Does My Offering Go?

Letter of Intent

We are Church Together: Mission Support Litany

 

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

ELCA CHURCH COUNCIL

Church Council Actions April 4-7, 2019

GLOBAL MISSION

Global Ministry Update 3/17/19

Missionaries in Zambia Newsletter 1

Missionaries in Zambia Newsletter 2

Companion Synod Sunday

Companion Synod Sunday Bulletin Inserts

Living Lutheran

April 2019 Insert

January 2019 Insert

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

Healthy Congregations Workshop:Healthy Congregations Develop Generous People

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

For Rostered Ministers

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For Individuals

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