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We are thrilled to finally be able to gather in assembly after two years of pandemic precautions. We look forward to a joy-filled time of worship, workshops, and fellowship. It’s time.

Assembly Registration

Assembly Registration opens March 11 and closes on May 13.


We have a new hotel this year. We are meeting at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. The Caribe offers opportunities for relaxation and fun and close proximity to Disney attractions.

Our group rates are $155 per night for two Queen Beds or 1 King Bed; $175 for King Deluxe; $355 for Executive Suite, or $255 for a two bedroom Villa. Click here to reserve your room or or by calling the Caribe Royale Orlando at 1-888-258-7501. You must reserve your room by May 12, 2022.


Nominations are now being accepted for Synod Council, Discipline Committee and Consultation Committee. All elections will be held during the Synod Assembly June 3-5, 2022.

Please consider serving your Synod in any of these roles or nominating others to serve. All nominees must have given their consent prior to being nominated. Deadline for submitting nominations is May 11, 2022. Nominations must be made on-line at: under Synod Assembly.

As we continue working to achieve the Constitutional balance and election timing for the Consultation Committee, a Female Minister of Word & Sacrament for a 1-year term will be elected at this Assembly. This person will then be eligible to be reelected to a 6-year term in 2023, if desired.

We strongly encourage nominations to be submitted prior to the Synod Assembly so they may be included in the Nomination Packet for Voting Members. This will also facilitate a smoother and more efficient voting process during the Assembly.

Here are the many ways you may answer the call to serve the Florida Bahamas Synod:

1. Synod Council Representatives

Southwest Mission District – Lake, Mid Gulf, Tampa, Sun Coast, Gulf Coast & Caloosa Conferences

• Rostered Minister, Male or Female (in good standing for a three-year term)

Southeast Mission District – Miami-Dade, Broward-Bahamas, Tradewinds & Space Coast Conferences

• Layperson Female (in good standing for a three-year term)

• PCLE* Rostered Minister or Layperson, Male or Female (in good standing for a three-year term)

*A person of color or primary language other than English.

North Mission District – 1st Coast, Heart of Florida, Pinelands, Panhandle & Flagler-Volusia Conferences

• Layperson Male (in good standing for a three-year term)

• PCLE* Rostered Minister or Layperson, Male or Female (in good standing for a three-year term)

*A person of color or primary language other than English.

Youth – Any mission district. Male or Female (in good standing for a one-year term) Nominees for the youth position shall be 15-17 years of age at the time of election.

2. Consultation Committee – 1 position (in good standing for a one-year term)

Minister of Word & Sacrament Female

3. Discipline Committee – 4 positions (in good standing for a six-year term)

Layperson Male, Layperson Female, Minister of Word & Sacrament Female, and Minister of Word & Sacrament Male

A completed On-line Nominations Form must be received at Synod Office no later than May 11, 2022.

Nominations Form

God’s Blessings on your service,
The Florida-Bahamas Synod Nominating Committee

Nomination Submittal Form

Memorials and Resolutions

From the website: “Memorials and resolutions enable this church to address broad policy issues or issues important to God’s mission in the world. Memorials address broad policy issues; resolutions have a narrower focus, requesting consideration or action by individual offices or units, or the Church Council. (A resolution can be the preferred method when an issue requires a timely response.)

The churchwide organization and synods of the ELCA use a process to bring forth memorials and resolutions. Memorials and resolutions are one way this church addresses broad policy issues or important issues for God’s mission in the world.”

All Memorials and Resolutions must be summited by May 11, 2022 in order to be reviewed and prepared to be brought the assembly floor.

Memorials & Resolutions Flowchart
Guidelines for Effective Memorials & Resolutions
Resolutions & Memorials Submittal Form