Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

"Now that I've mastered remote worship,
what about remote meetings?"


Watch a short video to find out whether your congregation can conduct business remotely, plus how to do it.
 

Resources:
Here is one question we are still working an answer for...

Can a congregation cancel or postpone a constitutionally required meeting?

After consulting our synod attorney, the answer is basically no.
 
Given that remote meetings are possible in our four states, though, we encourage congregations to hold remote meetings during this shelter in place time.
 
If a remote meeting is impossible based on your context, then the meeting can be delayed. If your congregation chooses to delay the meeting, then:
  1. Be completely transparent with the congregation about why the meeting will be delayed and what business will take place during the in-between time.
  2. Do only the minimal amount of required business.
  3. Schedule the face to face meeting when circumstances allow to ratify any decisions made.
  4. Council members can continue to serve until they are replaced.
  5. Be careful of expenditures. Some congregations have written into the Constitution/Bylaws that a congregation may spend only x% or x$ above the approved budget.
  6. Again, transparency is key.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pr. Karen Boda (404-589-1977, kboda@elca-ses.org)
 

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14-15

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
650 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075
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 St. Timothy congregation at their early service, and receive a blessing before heading back to our home congregations.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2020!!!

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...

We will be registering ONLINE this year, so be on the lookout for this !!!

 

To see information from prior years, scroll down...


ALL TENNESSEE 2019 - November 9-10

Check out the pictures from 2019 All TN HERE

All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN


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.