Answering Jesus’ Call to Spiritual Friendship:
A Year of Sacred Encounter

“I do not call you servants…but I have called you friends.” John 15:15

This 2023 Assembly, we will embark on a journey of practicing Jesus’ way of Spiritual Friendship together. We will focus on Sacred Encounter: engaging God, self, neighbor and the biosphere, not as object to control or profit from, but as Life, full of dignity and worthy of reverence, love and wonder. This is our first step toward becoming communion in our communities and strengthening this wild web of relationship for the sake of the life of God’s beloved world.

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This assembly will be online after Type of Assembly Meetings was passed at our 2022 assembly.

What is Synod Assembly?

The Synod Assembly—made up of voting members from all synod congregations—is the governing body of the Oregon Synod. Through a democratic voting process the Synod Assembly establishes synod ministry priorities, approves the synod budget, and elects members to synod positions. This annual gathering of clergy and lay people represents the synod’s highest legislative authority.

The Assembly

  • receives information and reports
  • elects nominees to leadership positions in the church
  • reaches decisions on matters brought before the Assembly
  • votes on proposed memorials and resolutions
  • sets priorities for the synod’s ministry
  • equips and educates those who attend to interpret the mission of the synod in local ministry settings
  • celebrates the community that is the Oregon Synod through development of relationships and worship