Once again it is our privilege and duty to gather as the Eastern District in Convention at First Trinity Church, Tonawanda, NY on June 17/18, 2022.  As we strive together to be the Church of Christ in a postmodern world, convention is a time for prayer, mutual conversation, fellowship, reporting, decisions and elections. 

As the Eastern District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod moves into its 167th year of existence, we ask God’s blessings and solicit the prayers and willing involvement of all of our congregations.


To register for the convention and to find more details pertaining to registration, click here.


CONVENTION CALENDAR DEADLINES
The Eastern District Convention will be here before we know it. There are MANY deadlines associated with this that MUST be met. They are all listed in the calendar below. 
Please note that we WILL NOT be accepting late nominations. Your congregation must get these into our office by the deadline in order to be accepted. If your congregation previously submitted nominations and/or delegate credentials and have no changes, those submissions will still stand. If you have not submitted yet, or have changes to your previous submission, please do so as soon as possible.
If your congregation has misplaced your nomination materials, everything is available on this webpage.  Your cooperation is very much appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Marzano at ruthmarzano68@gmail.com or 716-634-5111 x21.
January 27, 2022 – Nominations close and Congregation Delegates/Alternates info due
February 8 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 50-minute ZOOM; first of four
March 8 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 50-minute ZOOM; second of four
April 1 – Submissions to Workbook due
April 12 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 50-minute ZOOM; third of four
May 1 or before – Convention Workbook Sent
May 10 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 50-minute ZOOM; four of four

Delegate 50 Minute Information Zoom Meetings
Files for these meetings will be uploaded under each of these meeting dates:
Feb. 8 @ 7pm – Watch Here 
Mar. 8 @ 7pm – Watch Here
Apr. 12 @ 7pm – Watch Here
May 10 @ 7pm – Watch Here

CONVENTION RESOURCES AND MATERIALS 

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2022 Convention Workbook

Eastern District Convention Welcome/Cover Letter

Eastern District Delegate Credentials 2022

2022 – OVERTURE TEMPLATE-Congregation

To Nominate (Nominations Close on May 17)

     + General Nomination Ballot

     + General Nomination Ballot Instructions

     + CURRENT District Sections w Circuits List

Ancillary Documents & Position Descriptions

     + District President

     + District Vice President

     + District Secretary

     + District Sections

     + District Nominating Committee

     + District Circuit Visitor

     + DP/ED Regulations

     + Lay Director

     + List of Commissioned Ministers (for election of delegate to LCMS National Convention)

     + Ordained Rostered Workers Directory (Active) of the Eastern District (contact ED Office for this list)

     + Ordained Rostered Workers Directory (Inactive) of the Eastern District (contact ED Office for this list)

     + Things to do in the Buffalo/Niagara area

     + More things to do in the Buffalo/Niagara area

Convention Planning Team Resources

     + RESTRICTED ACCESS at LCMSED.org/Resources/Members Private