New resource –

Brothers —

We are in the process of developing a new resource, .. if you are interested in helping us develop this, please register on the site then drop me a note telling me what area you would like to expand on. This is a WIKI, so anyone can edit pages on the site (well, we’ve limited it to registered users who have contacted us, but you get the idea).

Can you find information on your district convention? Post that information on the site so that others in your area know about it!

We’ve seen articles posted in different portions of the web over the past few months talking about proposed overtures, talking about the blue ribbon report, analyzing what happened at the first district convention, etc. We’d like to gather links to as many of these as possible so there is one place that someone can go to locate information on this convention season.

Even if you don’t want to help us, please comment on the site giving us other resources that should be added to it. Do you have organizational skills — can you see the big picture and know how the information we are gathering should be organized to make it easier for people to find? Help us out with that!

We will have further announcements here as the site develops.

One question I really have — WHY do all the districts set such huge time limits on their overture submission? In CID, overtures must be submitted by March 15th. The floor committes don’t meet until May 2nd! Surely there isn’t 6 weeks worth of work that the district has to do on the submitted overtures before the floor committees meet to go over them? Has anyone been involved in the process and know what actually happens between overture submission and floor committee meetings?

Norm Fisher

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


New resource – — 1 Comment

  1. They print out the overtures on spaghetti strands, which are then cooked al dente, drained, and flung against the wall in the district office break room.

    Bets are placed on the whether the ones that stick to the wall will pass in convention…

    These things take time.

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