At the center of our faith narrative are two images that appear contradictory. Through the waters of baptism we are cleansed and claimed by Christ as children of God. Through the flame of the Holy Spirit we are anointed and sent into mission for the sake of the world. Flame and water–seemingly opposing forces, and yet they represent central themes of our faith: that through Christ all that separates us from right relationship with God and neighbor has been eliminated.
At this year’s synod assembly, we will reflect together on what God does in and through God’s people when we open ourselves up to ideas and perspectives that at first appear contradictory. Through workshops, a keynote speaker and fellowship time, we will discover together what Peter discovered in Acts 11 when his perspectives were challenged and his vision of God’s abundance was expanded–“who are we to hinder God?” (Acts 11:17)
The 2020 Synod Assembly is a ‘workshop assembly’ which will provide opportunities for learning, sharing, worship and fellowship. See more information from our synod secretary’s letter here: Secretary’s Letter 2020
Nominations and elections:
For information regarding synod nominations and elections, click here.
We are pleased to share that childcare will be provided during Assembly sessions for children aged infant to Pre-K.A Day Camp will be offered for children who have completed K through 5th grade and also one for those who have completed grades 6-8, free of charge, but all children must be registered in advance. More information on how to register will be coming soon.
Travel Equalization Form:
This form can be submitted as you leave the assembly gathering or immediately following the assembly to insure prompt reimbursement. Please find the form here: Travel Equalization Form.
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Information:
For more information about our keynote speaker and the workshops being offered this year, click here.
Caribe Royale, Orlando
This all-suite hotel is Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, and ‘Green’ conscious. With several pools, a fitness room, and several restaurants, this hotel is set up for your whole family.
NEW IN 2020: childcare will be available for infants and toddlers, and LutherSprings staff will be offering a daycamp experience for elementary and middle-school children/youth. High school youth are welcome to attend all workshops. More information coming. With an emphasis on workshops, we want this assembly to be uniquely set-up for multi-age and family learning. Registration for childcare and daycamp will be part of assembly registration.
RESERVE HOTEL ROOMS SOON. At this hotel, in addition to King-size and Queen-size single rooms, there are several 2 bedroom villas (separate bedrooms with their own baths , an eat-in kitchen and living room) available. These 2-bedroom villas have a master bedroom with a King-size bed, and a second room with 2 queen-size beds. With the full-size pullout couch, these villas can sleep up to 8 people comfortably. The Florida-Bahamas synod is receiving an incredible deal on these rooms, offering a saving of about $45 per night over the cost of 2 separate rooms. There are also a selection of rooms that are pet-friendly.