A resolution is a petition, request, or statement of concern adopted by a Synod Assembly. Any active member in good standing of an ELCA Oregon Synod congregation may submit a resolution. Generally, resolutions are crafted in concert with one’s congregation or cluster.

The deadline for submitting resolutions to the 2016 assembly was March 30th, 2016. Information on writing a resolution is available below. They may be submitted by email to (Word format is preferred) or by mail to 2800 N Vancouver Ave, Ste 101, Portland, OR 97227.

Resolutions must be received at the synod office by end of day on the deadline.  Resolutions or Memorials received after the deadline, including during the Assembly itself, will not be considered by the Assembly unless the Reference and Counsel Committee or the Synod Council by 2/3 majority determine that the resolution is either 1) of overriding importance, or 2) addressing a previously accepted resolution. This practice is in accordance with our generally accepted rules for the organization of a Synod Assembly.

To submit a resolution, provide your signature, the name and location of your congregation and/or cluster, and the signature of your pastor or congregational president (this signature is requested to certify that you are a participating member of an ELCA congregation in the Oregon Synod, ELCA). If you have more than one resolution, please sign and submit them as separate documents.

The resolutions which have been accepted are available for download below, and are listed in the order in which they were received. All posted resolution text is pending review by the Reference and Counsel committee unless otherwise noted.