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Livestream the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Aug. 8-13

freed-renewed-in-christ-500The 14th ELCA Churchwide Assembly will convene on Aug. 8-13, in New Orleans to discuss and make decisions about how to go about God’s work as a church. This year the assembly will observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation under the theme “Freed and Renewed in Christ” and the accompanying tagline “500 years of God’s Grace in Action.”

Over the course of the assembly, voting members:

  • hear reports and review the work of churchwide organization officers, leaders and units;
  • receive and consider proposals from synod assemblies;
  • elect a new ELCA vice president, board members and other leaders as specified by the constitution or bylaws;
  • establish ELCA policy;
  • worship together;
  • adopt a budget; and
  • conduct other business related to the ELCA churchwide organization.

The assembly will be streamed live on the churchwide assembly website. To learn about the assembly, preview the pre-assembly reports or to watch the livestream, click here.

The assembly – the highest legislative body of the ELCA – will be comprised of 980 voting members serving on behalf of the 3.7 million members of the ELCA. The ELCA’s 65 synods elect voting members to serve at churchwide assemblies.

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