We recognize that your congregation may wish to begin compiling information for the annual congregation report before you receive the packet through the mail. You can access electronic versions of the forms and instructions here.
The Office of the Secretary asks that your congregation submit its annual report online, if at all possible. Filing online reduces errors in data entry and eliminates both postage expenses and the chance that your forms will get lost in the mail. Additionally, when your congregation files online, the data becomes immediately available to staff in your synod and at the churchwide organization. The system for online submission of annual congregation reports, accessible at elca.org/congregationreport, will open during the second week of January.
If you need to submit your forms on paper, you will mail the original completed forms to your synod office. Whether you respond electronically or on paper, please submit the forms by March 1, 2023.