Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

On Wednesday, February 21 at noon, Lutheranch Camp and Retreat Center opened its doors to officially welcome the Haralson County community for its Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening, an event sponsored by the Greater Haralson Chamber of Commerce.  Nearly fifty guests from area businesses and churches as well as representatives from ELCA congregations were in attendance, making it among the most well-attended ribbon cutting in Haralson County.

Guests gathered in the McKanna-Sandrock Retreat Center where they were welcomed by the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce.  NovusWay Ministries Executive Director Boyd Harris, IV shared with them some of the early vision and history of Lutheranch.  Afterwards, everyone joined together out front for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by refreshments and site tours, including ATV tours of the grounds, offered by Lutheranch Site Manager Shane Dathe and VP of Sites and Facilities Craig Rieger.  The weather for the day's event was perfect, and all of us at Lutheranch are excited about our future in the greater community of Haralson and Carroll counties.
 

ALL TENNESSEE 2018

122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee.  During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon.  Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief.  To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground.  Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.