Welcome to Sierra Pacific Synod

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Please send all correspondence to the Sacramento Office of the Bishop at:
Sierra Pacific Synod
9985 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95827

2016 Synod Assembly
June 3-5, 2016
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno

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to register for the 2016 Synod Assembly

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      • If you plan to stay beyond June 5th please check room rates with hotel
      • Check GSR Cancellation Policy & Early Departure Policies
      • GSR reservations by phone - 800-648-5080 (use Group Name - Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA)
      • Check-in 3:00 PM / Check-out 11:00 AM
      • No cost for Valet or self-parking

2016 Synod Assembly Resolutions Process

Resolutions - and the resolutions process - are an integral aspect of our annual synod assembly.  As the highest legislative body of the Sierra Pacific Synod, the Synod Assembly requests action by congregational, synodical or churchwide expressions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through resolutions.  Resolutions may be proposed or endorsed by synod congregations, conferences, discipling teams, task forces, affiliated organizations and institutions, or at least fifteen voting members of the Assembly itself.
Prior to their presentation to the Assembly, resolutions are vetted by the Resolutions Committee.  The Resolutions Committee is asked to "receive, review and prepare" resolutions so as to ensure that they are legal, factual and understandable.   Additionally, the Resolutions Committee works with submitters of resolutions to edit (or occasionally consolidate) resolutions for clarity and procedural purposes.   While the Resolutions Committee has authority to recommend action on any resolution that the Committee presents to the Assembly (including the adoption or rejection of the resolution, or a referral of the proposed action to another synodical entity), resolutions are normally referred to the Assembly without recommendation.
The 2016 Resolutions Committee humbly requests that resolutions to this year's Assembly be submitted to the Chair of the Resolutions Committee (emailed to Pastor John Valentine at resolutions@spselca.org) no later than Sunday, April 3, 2016.  Submitting them by this date will ensure that the Resolutions Committee has ample time to properly prepare and promptly distribute them to all voting members.

2016 Rostered Leader and Congregational Reports