Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

Did you know...that 2020 is the 50 year anniversary of the ordination of women and the 40 year anniversary of the ordination of women of color? Now that's something to celebrate! But how can a congregation give thanks for those women who have gone before and for the continuing hope for the future?
 
This year, make sure there's a woman in your pulpit at least once. For some congregations, this is a weekly occurrence. If not yours,  invite a women to preach and preside. If you don't know any women, call the synod office. This synod is incredibly blessed to have many many women serving in our midst who would be honored to worship with you.
 
Celebrate BOLD Women's Day on the last Sunday in February. Sponsored by the Women of the ELCA, there is a plethora of liturgical resources and creative ideas for a wonderful day of celebration. Check it out here: https://www.womenoftheelca.org/bold-womens-day.
 
Finally, the ELCA is beginning to provide resources for the official anniversary celebration including Bible studies, liturgy with scripture and hymn suggestions, and an adult forum. Check it out here: https://www.elca.org/50yearsofordainedwomen. 
 
Still need ideas? Contact Assistant to the Bishop Pastor Karen Boda and she'll be happy to help.
 

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.