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Synod 2014


Through the decision of the ex-officio members of the Synod, the Synod took place on December 29, 2014, at 6:00pm through conference call. Our canons require us to meet once a year. While this Synod cannot take the place of a face to face meeting, this will suffice.


This meeting covered cursory needs for the year 2014 and plans for the next Synod in 2015.


In attendance: Bishop Jerry Wood (Host), Elizabeth Jackson (Secretary), Fr. Andrew Smith (St. Cyril & Methodius), Rick Phillips (St. Cyril & Methodius), Bishop John Reeves (St. Francis), Rev. Mark Davis (St. Stephen)


The Synod was convened at 6:00 p.m. by Presiding Bishop Jerry Wood. Rev. Davis opened the meeting with prayer.


Highlights of the Synod:

  • The diocese may not be growing a lot at this time, but that we are present in the community and are there for them.

  • Financial Report

  • The tentative date for the 2015 Synod is May 22-24, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois.


Discussion Points:

  • The need to update the Directory

  • National marketing

  • Possible new church in the Los Cruces/Alamogordo area

  • Wording on same sex unions

  • General Discussion


The Synod was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

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