2022 ALL TENNESSEE LUTHERAN YOUTH GATHERING
Theme - TBA
St. Timothy LC
650 East Main Street
November 12-13, 2022
For youth in 6th - 12th grade
Cost: $40 per person
(While "Tennessee" is in the title of this event, we welcome ALL youth in 6th - 12th grade!)
Registration will be through our GROUP registration form. Once you've complete you're registration, you can click on your confirmation link to update your information.
Payment is accepted online or by check.
If paying by CHECK, please mail to ELCA Southeastern Synod, Attn: All TN 2022, PO Box 400, Decatur, GA 30031
The Reverend Lonnie Branch, who served as pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, from 1989-96, has recently published Reflections of Light: The Odyssey of a Black American Lutheran Pastor During the Civil Rights Years. (Kirk House Publishers [www.kirkhouse.com]). Pr. Branch is remembered by many in the synod as a strong leader among its pastors. Chapter 14, in which he describes his years at Atonement and his leadership in the Southeastern Synod will be of particular interest to members of the synod. ELCA Southeastern Synod Bishop Emeritus Harold Skillrud says of the book, “I was overwhelmed by the early chapters where he described his childhood in Memphis and Chicago. . . .[T]he tremendous differences between his early years as a black child and mine as a white child in Minnesota left me both in shock and remorse. They are worth the price of admission for anyone growing up in the white bubble, totally ignorant of what our black brothers and sister were experiencing. It gave me insight that I desperately needed, even at my advanced age.” The jacket cover has this from Bishop Skillrud: “Fortunately for me, Pastor Lonnie Branch arrived (in the Southeastern Synod) at the time to serve an Atlanta congregation and became president of the Black Pastors Conference. He became a chief advisor and invaluable colleague. Read this story of his life to see the forces that shaped his iron will and compassionate heart.”