2022 Churchwide Assembly Pre-Events

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July Churchwide Assembly Bible Study Sessions — Embody the Word (Luke 24)

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Churchwide Assembly voting members are encouraged to participate in online Bible studies to be held Sunday afternoons in July (10, 17, 24 and 31), 3-3:45 p.m. Central time. Please join us as we explore the meaning of "embodiment" in Luke 24 and engage with these presenters:

Register for the Bible study today. Recordings of the Bible studies will be viewable here.

July Churchwide Assembly Guide Webinars

Ready to dive into the pre-assembly material? Learn how to access the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Guide (“CWA Guide” for short) by participating in the upcoming training webinars. The mobile app is available for anyone and will have up-to-date information that can be accessed before and during the assembly using any iOS (Apple) or Android tablet with access to the internet.

The dates and times for the CWA Guide webinars are:

Links to register and participate in the webinar are listed above. The webinar will be recorded for viewing later and links shared here.

OFFICIAL NOTICE: August Churchwide Assembly Hearings

The 2022 Churchwide Assembly hearings will be held by Zoom webinar during the week prior to the Churchwide Assembly. Hearings are nonlegislative sessions to hear certain proposals scheduled for assembly action or information sessions at the 2022 Churchwide Assembly. According to the “Rule for Hearings,” voting members, advisory members, resource members and other categories approved by the Church Council may attend with voice. Others may watch the hearing through identified livestream options and shall not have voice.

The dates and times for the three scheduled hearings are:

  • Aug. 2, 7-8 p.m. Central time: 2023-2025 budget proposal.
  • Aug. 3, 7-8 p.m. Central time: General session on memorials.
  • Aug. 4, 7-8 p.m. Central time: Listening event for “civics and faith” social statement.

The presentation portion of the hearings will be recorded for viewing later. Voting members should register for the Zoom webinar hearings and select which ones they wish to attend. The general public may go to the ELCA YouTube channel to watch the hearings live or on-demand.