Nov. 15: Special ELCA Churchwide Assembly discussion

All are invited to join Pastor Harman for an informal discussion concerning the decisions made at the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, including the social statement on human sexuality and related ministry policy resolutions. The discussion will take place at Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield Nov. 15 at 11:00 a.m. (following worship).

Additional information is available at the church and can also be found on the Churchwide Assembly 2009 home page.

Prepare for the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Even if you’re not traveling to Minneapolis for the 2009 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly taking place Aug. 17-23, now’s the time to learn about the voting matters being considered at this year’s conference.

Visit’s Churchwide Assembly webpage, which has many resources on the event, including a schedule, travel and registration information, as well as a voting matters page. There you can find detailed info on the recommendations and resolutions being considered, which include a social statement on human sexuality and a proposed full communion agreement with the United Methodist Church.

It’s easy to stay up to speed on the events of the assembly. Check out the’s Churchwide Assembly multimedia page, with links to blogs, Facebook, MySpace and more.

Direct questions or comments to the ELCA at 800-638-3522, ext. 2840, or email Pastor Harman at