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

 

 

 


 

NEW from the Center for Climate Justice and Faith of

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith

 

This certificate offers a cohort-based, online trans-continental curriculum which empowers participants to cultivate moral, spiritual, and practical power for leadership in the work of climate justice in communities of faith and in collaboration with others.  Topics covered include theology, ethics, and spirituality related to climate justice; climate change knowledge; and social change practices that connect ecological well-being with racial, economic, and gender justice. 

 

Participants will include a wide diversity of people from Global South and Global North, from highly impacted communities to those less impacted at this point. Working collaboratively, they will focus on building knowledge, skills, spiritual strength, and community power for the work of climate justice. Long-term collaboration and networking are expected to endure well beyond certificate completion date. 

 

To apply to this inaugural, non-degree learning program scheduled for September 2021 - May 2022, go to https://www.plts.edu/programs/certificates/certificate-in-climate-justice-and-faith.html

For more information contact: 

Phoebe Morad, Coordinator

Certificate in Climate Justice & Faith 

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

(Cell) 617-599-2722

pmorad@plts.edu

 

SEE FLYER HERE
 

Community Organizing for Climate Justice as Faith Active in Love

This web-based three-part training in the arts of faith-rooted community organizing for climate justice will equip participants with skills, knowledge, spiritual grounding, and a community of support for organizing to address the climate crisis in ways that build racial and economic equity. A 3-day training session in February 2022 is followed by a mentored 12–week practice phase and a second training session of 2 days in May. The mentored section includes regular cohort gatherings for building a network of on-going support. Long-term collaboration and networking will be a gift of this program well beyond the training completion date.

 

If you are curious to know more about this inaugural, empowering, non-degree learning program, and to fill out an Interest Form, see: : https://www.plts.edu/programs/continuing-education/community_organizing_climate_justice.html

 

For more information contact: 

Kelly Marciales, Director

ELCA Organizing for Mission Cohort

director@organizingformission.org

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.