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Assembly Guidebook 2020

2020 Assembly Guidebook Information

For information on how to download Guidebook to your smart device and access it, click here: Accessing Guidebook

For the assembly agenda, click here: 2020 Assembly Agenda (DRAFT 3/2/2020)

Speakers and Bios

Keynote Speaker: Luis R. Torres, Ph.D.

For more information about his biography and his keynote address, click here.

Assembly Chaplain: Pr. Faye Golding


ELCA Churchwide Representative: The Rev. Jaime Dubon

For more information about Pr. Dubon, click here: The Rev. Jaime Dubon Biography


Opening Eucharist ASSEMBLY EDITION


Closing Eucharist ASSEMBLY EDITION

Assembly Songbook

Opening Worship Sermon

Closing Worship Sermon

2019 Assembly-closing worship sermon from Florida-Bahamas Synod on Vimeo.

Ministry Partners Exhibits

These are some of the ministry partners with exhibits in the Connections Cafe.  Be sure to stop in and learn more about them

Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA) (Doris Hanson)

FBSynod Candidacy Committee (Wayne Reiley)

Central FL Chapter – Reconciling Works (Pr. Paul Gibson)

ELCA Federal Credit Union (Luis Reyes)

ELCA Foundation (Pr. Ana Lugo)

ELCA Mission Investment Fund (MIF) (Deacon Jerry Johnson)

Emmanuel Academies (Dierdre Lapp)

Florida-Bahamas Synodical Women’s Organization (Ann English)

Florida-Bahamas Synod Resource Center (resource swap) (Rebecca Parker)

FBSynod Global Mission Committee (PJ May)

Lutheran Counseling Services (Megan Miessler)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (Rev. Sharon Baglyos)

Lutheran Services Florida (Ross Deitrich)

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Mandy Achterberg)

NovusWay/Mission Possible (Rev. Dr. Jan Setzler)

Newberry College (Rev. Dr. Christina Wendland)

FBSynod Stewardship/Mission Interpreters (Tom O’Reilly)

Synod Youth & Practice Discipleship (Sue Mendenhall)

Thrivent Financial (Kathy Emanuelson)

True Colors Sewing Studio (Kelly Elsebough)

Village on the Isle (Rev. Don Hillerich)

FBSynod World Hunger (Barbara Miller)

Assembly Materials

Documents and Reports

Synod Financials

  • ABC Chart-financial report
  • 19.1 Resolution on Budget
  • Congregations 100% or Over

Reports from Partners

ELCA 2019 Annual Report

2020 Synod Assembly Letter from Bishop Eaton

2020 Synod Assembly Letter Spanish

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service 2019 Annual Report

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary/Lenoir Rhyne University Report

2019 NovusWay Report

2020 Report to Synod Assemblies-Region 9 Candidacy Manager

Fund for Leaders

Portico Benefit Services 2020 Synod Assembly Report

Activities During Assembly