In light of the current health crisis and at the recommendation of ELCA Churchwide, the Northwestern Ohio Synod Council has decided to postpone this year’s Synod Assembly until 2021.

There will be no assembly held this June. 

Synod Council prayerfully and thoughtfully arrived at this decision by considering the following: 

  • While restrictions and guidelines appear to be easing, gatherings of large groups (like Assembly) are unlikely to be advisable by early June 
  • There is no pressing business for this assembly (such as a bishop election) 

At their upcoming May meeting, Synod Council will determine how best to move forward with nominations for expiring council and committee terms and will make an announcement at that time. They will also determine a date and location for the 2021 Synod Assembly. 

Congregations that have already registered and paid for assembly may either treat this as a prepaid registration for the 2021 Assembly, or may request a refund by contacting  

We look forward to safely gathering together as an Assembly in 2021!