All members of Southern and Southwestern Area ELCIC Congregations are invited to gather together to worship, read the Word, pray, and have conversations, as well as enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring a car load from your congregation to share your stories and celebrations, to connect with others in your Area, and share your Mission in Ministry. All are welcome!
There is no fee to attend however, your congregation will still receive an invoice for your yearly Area Membership fee. Pastors/Council Chairs, please contact your Dean for more information about this, and where to send payment. Do not mail your fee to the Synod office.
A freewill offering will be collected to help cover coffee breaks and lunch costs.
- 8:15 am: Registration and Refreshments
- 9:00: Gathering in Song and Opening Worship including Dwelling in the Word
- 9:45: Bishop’s Time
- 10:15: Video from Synod Convention
- 10:30: Body Break
- 11:00: Directed Conversation/Listening Exercise
- 12:00 pm: Lunch
- 1:00: Gathering in Song
- 1:15 Area Focus
- 2:15: Body Break
- 2:30: Closing Eucharist and Sending
Offerings taken during worship will be collected and divided, with half designated for a local ministry (to be decided by each Area Leadership Team), and half for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund.
For more information about your area gathering, please contact your Area Dean.
Southern Area Gathering: lunch may be potluck – arrangements are still underway with the Area Leadership Team. You will be notified at the email you registered with if lunch is a potluck, along with what to bring.
Click here to register: Southern Area Gathering registration
Dean Jeff Decelle – email@example.com
Click here to register: Southwestern Area Gathering registration
Dean Kevin Powell – firstname.lastname@example.org
REPORTS TO AREA GATHERINGS 2018