Delegates and Voting Membership of Convention
The involvement of every congregation is vital to the ministry of our diversified synod and is encouraged in Article VI, Section 3:
“Every congregation of the synod shall choose a delegate or delegates to represent it at conventions of the synod and at meetings of the conference to which the congregation is assigned in accordance with procedures as defined in the bylaws of the synod. An alternate or alternates may act in the stead of the delegate or delegates in the event of their absence.”
Part V, Section 3 of the Synod Bylaws defines the voting membership of the convention as:
- a) One lay delegate from each congregation, and from congregations having more than 300 baptized members, one lay delegate for each additional 200 baptized members. A congregation is entitled to one extra voting delegate if that person is between the ages of 16 and 22 years as of December 31 of the convention year.
- b) ordained ministers on the roster of this synod; and
- c) diaconal ministers on the roster of this synod;
- d) all lay members of synod council.
A separate registration form must be completed for each rostered, lay, alternate and youth delegate, as well as volunteers and visitors wishing to attend the convention. The delegate/alternate/youth registration deadline for Synod convention is April 30, 2016. There will be no walk-in registrations accepted at the convention; please make sure that your rostered and lay delegates elected at your annual general meetings fill out and submit the online form by April 1st.
Invoices for convention fees were mailed to each congregation in December, 2015. All convention fees must be sent in to the Synod office by June 1, 2016. If you need another copy of your invoice, please email Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitor Convention Fees and Registration
Visitors are welcome to attend the convention for a fee of $35. This gives them the privilege of booking a dorm room at the Convention rate (at their own expense), and welcomes them to the refreshment tables. Visitors are encouraged to download a copy of the Bulletin of Reports from the Synod website (albertasynod.ca/convention/synod-convention/bullet…) that they may refer to during the sessions. Visitor registration deadline is June 1, 2016.
If you have any questions about the registration process or in filling the forms, please contact the Synod office; 780-439-2636
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