Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

ALL TENNESSEE 2021

SAVE THE DATE:  November 13-14, 2021

Location:  TBA

an IN-PERSON gathering of all youth (6th-12th grade) of the Southeastern Synod, 

especially those from Tennessee

 

 

 


 

Together during this pandemic, our synod has continued to do some incredible ministry. We have given over $100K in COVID-19 grants, provided hunger grants and assisted rostered ministers with education debt. We’ve shepherded 90+ candidates towards ordination, responded to disasters, spoken out for the marginalized, provided faith formation especially around racial justice, and provided life-changing opportunities for our youth and young adults. We have funded stewardship programs and begun to reach further into our Latinx communities.

Stories abound about God’s abundance at St. John’s in Nashville, who are rebuilding after a tornado destroyed their building, just as the pandemic took hold. As their sign now says, “Winds blow and walls fall. God’s love raises us up!”; Martin Luther in Mobile, who provide services for the homebound and isolated and Peace in Memphis who provide hygiene bags to the incarcerated women; our candidates for ministry who continue studies, CPE and internships remotely.

As one of our youth from Alabama so poignantly states, “I have been blessed by so many wonderful experiences that could not have been possible if not for the help of the church, so I <want> to give back to the church that has given me so much.”

Our synod has been blessed beyond measure by the generosity of over 60 individuals and 15 congregations who have contributed over $114,000 to our Abundance Appeal. We give God thanks for each of you and your gifts. These funds allow our synod to continue to support our ministries so critical in these times. Our goal is to raise another $110K to meet the 2021 expected shortfall. Will you consider a gift to our synod? Gifts can be made via check  to our synod office (P.O. Box 400, Decatur, GA 30031) or an intent made online.
 

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN A HYBRID FORMAT!!!

MORNING SESSION: on your own, in your household, or with your youth group (if you are gathering in-person, physically distanced, of course). Suggested start time is 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST.

AFTERNOON SESSION: we gather via ZOOM at 3:00-4:30pm EST / 2:00-3:30pm CST

CONCERT WITH RACHEL KURTZ: after our afternoon session, Rachel Kurtz will join in our ZOOM call to lead a concert!!!

So cool! So excited!

PLUS, we get to reveal the theme that SESLYO developed for our 2020-2021 youth events for the synod...Accept.  Embrace.  Spread Grace.

Cost?  FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online

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.

This year, we are taking registrations on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT through a congregational registration.

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.