With so many local establishments closing in our synod, many are experiencing food insecurity. As such, the synod staff is compiling a list of food resources for you to share with your parishioners. If we are missing any, please contact Pr. Michael Jannett by clicking here
Please go to this form to fill out your information about your church's closing
and to list how / when / where food is available in your area. We will be updating the food resource list below with your responses to food availability.
- Birmingham (Greater Birmingham Ministries,https://gbm.org/) - Food distributions on Fridays.
- Pelham (Oak Mountain Ministries, https://oakmtnmissions.com) - Oak Mountain Mission will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 and will reopen on Monday, April 6. The Mission will be open on Monday, March 16 only to dispense food to recipients. No other services, such as clothing or household item support will be available on Monday.
- Trussville (The TEAM - Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministries, Facebook page) - Provides food and clothing
- Atlanta (Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, https://www.redeemer.org) - Yes. Food Ministry will remain open with To Go boxes. Taking requests for help as well as offers of assistance
- Buford (North Gwinnett Co-op, https://northgwinnettcoop.org) - Thrift store is closed to focus on food & financial help; Food and Financial resources remain open and available; provides food delivery for certain clients in need.
- Oakwood (Christ LC, https://clcga.org) - Putting together food teams and working with local food pantry
- Stone Mountain (Rock of Ages LC, https://www.rockofageschurch.org) - Noonday meals provided Sunday - Friday
- Here is a list compiled by an Atlanta-based news source, which includes several Atlanta-area schools that are giving free lunches. Click here for details.
- Blountville (Immanuel LC, FB page here) - Congregation has money through a Morton grant and provide food for the elementary students across the street. Provides food for The Children's Advocacy Center and for the ICU's in Bristol and Kingsport.
- Greeneville (Reformation LC, http://reformationlutheranchurch.org) - Congregation supports the local food bank and have food bags available the church.
- Johnson City (Our Savior LC, http://oslc2.cc) - Congregation has a parish nurse who lets congregation know when food is needed for congregants. Supports local food bank.
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.