Keep up-to-date on the latest news and happenings around the synod and throughout the ELCA with the following resources.

The Launch Project 2017
August 24, September 28, October 26
Good Earth Village, Spring Valley
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Elderberry Retreat
October 5-6, 2017
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New to Synod Gathering
October 10, 2017 from 5:30-8PM
Assisi Heights, Rochester

Campus Ministry Sunday
October 15, 2017
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Pre-Retirement Conversation
October 16, 2017 at 9:30AM-1PM
Assisi Heights, Rochester
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First Call Theological Education
October 17, 2017
Assisi Heights, Rochester

Community Clergy Training Program
October 19, 2017
Rochester, MN
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Root River Conference Reformation Event
October 29, 2017
Christ Lutheran Church, Preston
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Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation
October 30, 2017 at 7PM
Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester
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Discernment Retreat
November 3-4, 2017
Koinonia Retreat Center, Annandale
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Fall Theological Conference
November 5-7, 2017
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The Church’s Journey in Art and Song: A Hymn Festival celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4PM
Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester
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Synod Youth Retreat
November 17-19, 2017
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Conference Assemblies
February 11, 2018

RENEW! 2018
February 24, 2018
Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna

Rostered Leader Retreat
March 4-6, 2018
Mount Olivet Retreat Center
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Retired Clergy Luncheon
March 12, 2018
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester

Synod Boundaries Workshop
March 19, 2018
Assisi Heights, Rochester

2018 Synod Assembly
May 4-5, 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
Verizon Center, Mankato
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Spring Communications Workshop
May 21, 2018
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