We are members of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA). The Sierra Pacific Synod is one of sixty-five synods. The word synod comes from a Greek word meaning "to travel a common road -- to walk together." The congregations, the people, and the ministries in our expansive geographical region walk a common road together as a community of nearly 200 congregations in central and northern California and northern Nevada that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives.