Synod 2020

The constraints we’re all dealing with due to COVID-19 have made the usual, in-person, Synod impossible. We will, therefore, hold an online ZOOM business meeting as a substitute for the in-person Synod in order to fulfill our canonical duties for 2020. 


The Synod will be broadcast on Facebook Live for those not in attendance who desire to follow events.



Schedule

8:30am Family Morning Prayer

8:45am Welcome

Quorum Declared

9:00am State of the Diocese

10:00am Executive Committee Elections

10:10am Vision - “Your Kingdom Come: Your Will be Done”

10:50am Business Meeting

12:00pm Closing Prayer

Registration and attendance

Date/Time: October 24, 2020, 8:30-12:00 Pacific (9:30-1:00 Mountain)

Delegate Identification: July 15 – August 31, 2020

Executive Committee Election Nominations: Submission by October 11.

ZOOM Meeting Registration: October 14 – 23, 2020

ZOOM Meeting Sign-in: October 24, 2020, 7:30-8:30 Pacific (8:30-9:30 Mountain)


Agenda & Meeting Tips: Will be sent along with the ZOOM registration link (October 14)


Meeting Dress: Clericals for clergy; business casual for laity

Registration

Synod registration will be a two-step process. The first step is the identification of all DWA leadership and staff, and all clergy and lay delegates by completing the form at the following link: Synod Delegate Identification. All delegate information should be entered by a single person at the same time for each congregation; suggest registration be submitted by the Church Administrator, Senior Warden or other person on church staff with the proper authority. Please complete this step no later than August 31st.


The second step in the registration process begins when a ZOOM registration link is sent to the delegates identified in the first step. The ZOOM link for the business meeting will be sent only to those DWA leadership and staff, and clergy and lay delegates who have been identified in the first step. For planning purposes, this link will be provided by October 14. Each delegate will then be responsible to register for the meeting at the link provided no later than October 23. Registered delegates will then receive an email from ZOOM with the meeting link and password.


Non-delegates will not be allowed to participate in the Synod via ZOOM; however, the Synod will be broadcast on Facebook Live so that non-delegates will be able to view it.


After the Delegate Identification period closes August 31, 2020, the President will issue a notice to all delegates of their eligibility to be nominated for election to the Diocesan Executive Committee. The election for both lay and clergy delegates will be conducted during the Synod via Zoom. More information will be forthcoming.


Please address questions to:

Rev. Jack Davenport, DWA Registrar, Registrar@westernanglicans.org, for all matters pertaining to Synod registration.