Freed and Renewed in Christ
2016 Churchwide Assembly
by Sonja G
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will gather Aug. 8-13 in assembly in New Orleans. Meeting under the theme “Freed and Renewed in Christ: 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action,” the assembly’s business will include preparations for observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The assembly — the highest legislative body of the ELCA — will be composed of 980 voting members serving on behalf of the 3.7 million members of the ELCA.
People not attending the assembly can follow #ELCAcwa on social media for updates and access live video of plenary sessions at ELCA.org/ChurchwideAssembly.