Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

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Your 2020 Southeastern Synod Assembly Information and Registration links are now LIVE!

 

This page contains all of the registration information, including hotel information and brief guest speakers bios.

2020 Synod Assembly Location:

Chattanooga Convention Center || 150 Carter Street  ||  Chattanooga, TN 37402


 

Each of us has a story, each of our congregations have a story, our synod has a story, the ELCA has a story and the church has a story and those stories are spun from the very Word of God.  Our Assembly will be focusing on what it means to equip, enhance, and empower us as the people of God to share our story, but more importantly God’s story of grace with all people.
 

Bible Study Leader

We are pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin, Bishop of the Southwest California Synod, as our Bible Study leader as we connect our story with God’s through scripture. 

Key Note Speaker

The Rev. CeCee Mills, the Associate Director for Evangelical Mission for the North Carolina Synod will be our Key Note Speaker, who will help us to reclaim the word evangelical in our denomination name and to really be “good news” people.

Churchwide Representative

Our Churchwide Representative this year will be Ms. Dana Dutcher, who will help us to see how God’s story is being lived out across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and through her work in Global Missions.

During this Assembly, we will have opportunities to become equipped to live out our discipleship through workshops offered before the Assembly begins on Friday at 9:00 a.m. and two additional opportunities on Saturday morning and afternoon.  Details of the variety of workshops and hearings (opportunities to discuss actions before the Assembly) will be published on the Assembly website and App in the coming weeks.
 
We will also gather to do the work of the church together in our plenary sessions.  Along with the business of the Assembly, the Assembly may be asked to consider Resolutions or Memorials for adoption by the Assembly.  All Resolutions or Memorials must be submitted to the Synod Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2020.  Important information concerning deadlines for submission of Resolutions and Memorials may be found in the Assembly Materials folder in the Assembly App and on the website here.
 
As church together, we will also worship together, and you need not be registered for the Assembly to attend worship.  All are welcome!  This year we will gather for worship all three days of our Assembly, and this year we gather on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for a Revival Service with Holy Communion.  The Synod Council has designated three causes as the recipient of the 2020 Assembly Offerings.  On Friday, our offering will go to the Southeastern Synod Youth Ministry Financial Assistance Fund, which will allow for scholarships so any youth can attend a youth ministry opportunity.  On Saturday, our offering will go to support Evangelism Support to allow congregations to apply for Evangelism grants to support sharing their story in their community.  Finally, our Sunday offering will go to the H. Julian Gordy Scholarship for the Fund for Leaders, which allows for a seminarian to receive a scholarship to attend seminary.
 
Because we have been blessed to be a blessing, we are also inviting congregations to host a “new book” drive to gather storybooks for children.  The Synod Assembly Committee will work with local charities to get books into the hands of children in need.  Voting members, visitors, and volunteers can participate by bringing new children's books to the Assembly.
 
EXHIBITORS:  We will continue to host the ministry exhibits this year on Friday and Saturday.  Prospective exhibitors should click here for the schedule of exhibitor fees.  Remember that additional costs exist for a display table if you are not a Southeastern Synod Committee, Task Force, or Agency.  All exhibitors MUST register online.  Registration for exhibitors will not be available on-site. This applies to volunteers as well. 
 
We could not be church together without the countless number of volunteers that are needed to assist staff during the Assembly and to promote hospitality.  If you would like to volunteer, you will be provided with instructions when you register for Assembly at the link below.  If you have any questions about how to volunteer, please contact Ms. Bernice Bland at Bernice.bland@gmail.com or 404-423-6563.
 
The link to the hotel reservation at the Chattanooga Downtown Marriott may be found here. The room rate is $149.00 plus taxes and fees per night through May 12, 2020.
 
Online Assembly Registration is now open through April 30. There is a cost savings for early registrations completed through Tuesday, March 31st.  Standard registration fees apply April 1-30.  Registration after April 30, must be made onsite at Assembly and will be higher in cost than registration made online.  Click the link below to register.

PLEASE NOTE:  we will be adding all participant email addresses to our synod e-news to ensure greater communications in our synod.  Users always have the right to unsubscribe via the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of our synod e-news.


 

For questions related to our 2020 Synod Assembly, please contact Rev. Jill Henning:
 
Rev. Jill J. Henning
Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership and Administration
ELCA Southeastern Synod
assembly@elca-ses.org

ALL TENNESSEE 2019 - November 9-10

Check out the pictures from 2019 All TN HERE

Trinity Lutheran Church
705 Wilson Ave, Tullahoma, TN 37388
For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

Cost?  $35 per person which includes Meals, Programming and an awesome t-shirt!  The registration fee is for both adults and youth.

Who Can Come?  This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD, but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.

We have a great weekend retreat planned for our youth! Friends are welcome at the event! Saturday afternoon, we have service projects and outdoor games planned. On Saturday evening we will worship as well as have some activities planned (and maybe a dance party). Sunday, we will worship with the Trinity congregation at their late service, and receive a blessing before heading back to our home congregations.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019!!!

Please be sure to mark which of youth and adults attending would like to have leadership roles at this event.

Please download the Registration Packet for more details...

 


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.