Synod Assembly Wrap Up

May 28, 2015

The theme for this year's Synod Assembly was, "Can We Talk" and we did a lot of that. From the opening video on Friday morning worship to the closing of the Assembly, this theme was always on our minds.

We had great speakers such as Cynthia Moe-Lobeda and Mark Lau Branson who explained issues of the world, as well as, our communities. We then were grouped together with other church members to discuss questions, issues, likes, dislikes, etc. of our own churches.

We found  by using the expression of "Can We Talk" we were able to listen more than we talked. We learned many similar traits of other churches such as outreach, church services and what they felt were important aspects of the Church and how they resolved issues. We sat at round tables which worked well because we were looking at each other and it made it easier to discuss items and issues. the speakers, the voting, the music and the church videos were excellent.

Business resolutions were voted on. Other resolutions were primarily addressing climate change, energy usage and ways to seek peace in the middle east. "Can They Talk."

It was a great pleasure to be at this Assembly

- Dave Ostergaard