Synod Assembly 2014
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Synod Assembly
May 2-4, 2014


Life Straw 5
You are invited to God's Missional River - Jump in! 2014 Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly.
Participate in the missional vision of the synod, learn what it means to be a missional church, and conduct annual business of the synod. The offering will be supporting Life Straws through Water for Africa.


It's Time For This Year's Challenge
Complete the Challenge, Earn Your Wellness Dollars
As of April 1st we are at 55%.
We need 20 more people by April 30th to meet the goal!
Step 1: Take the Health Assessment
(Earn $150 Wellness Dollars)
Step 2: Complete Follow-Up Activities
(Earn $350 Wellness Dollars)

SWT Synod Challenge

65% of sponsored members
complete Step 1 by April 30th

+ Congregations will get 2% discount on premiums

+ Synod will get wellness dollars to fund activites like the 2013 FitBit Giveaway & $100 retreat scholarship.



Incentive Drawings
Monthly drawings from that month's emails
Final drawing at Synod Assembly from all emails for an iPad or equivalent ($500 gift card)
Email when you complete
the health assessment to be entered to win prizes.
Congratulations to the March winner:
Gaye Hank from Abiding Presence in San Antonio


Walk to Jerusalem

You Have Your FitBit,
Now Join the Synod FitBit Group
& Walk with us!


Rostered and other professional leaders and spouses in the Synod are working to improve our physical wellbeing. Our goal as a synod was to "walk to Jerusalem" by Easter.

From December to April we walked 31.9 million steps, taking us to Jerusalem and back!

Annual Reports Due February 15th

ELCA Annual Reports to the Bishop

94 of 140 Congrations have submitted their annual report
96 of 297 rostered leaders have submitted their report

Clergy Not Under Call from a Congregation

Clergy Retired

Clergy Under Call from Synod Council or Church Council

Clergy Under Call from a Congregation

Clergy Under International Call

Lay Not Currently Under Call

Lay Retired

Lay Under Call from a Congregation

Lay Under Call from Synod Council or Church Council


Having trouble downloading or opening the form? Try downloading Formatta Filler first. Can't remember your congregation login? Contact the Synod Office at 830-379-9900 or

Upcoming Events
May 2-4, 2014
Synod Assembly
The DoubleTree, Austin
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