Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry



Theme - "What is AGAPE?" (What is Love?)

St. Timothy LC
650 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN

November 12-13, 2022
For youth in 6th - 12th grade

Cost: $40 per person

Check out the AGENDA on the event page!

(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

Discussion on HIV/Aids Awareness is not new. Many people first became aware of this health crisis during the 1980s. With the worldwide push for us to learn about the disease and how it impacts the lives of people around the world, musicians banded together for a concert. Since that time, the push for a cure and public awareness has never stopped.

National Faith HIV/Aids Awareness Day was founded in 2017. The organization RAHMA (whose name is the Arabic word for “mercy'') instituted an annual day of awareness. They say,  “It is important to have mercy and compassion when supporting those living with HIV and spearheading educational efforts.” (  Mercy and justice, through compassion, are primary teachings of Jesus. In the ELCA, we know that it is our call to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world; Advocacy is often how we answer that call.

This year faith advocacy day will be recognized Sunday, August 29th. “The observance is intended to engage faith communities to work together for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, treatment, care and support, and to reduce and eliminate stigma and discrimination.” (  At The Table we will partner with Vanderbilt Medical Center to host a gathering for folks to learn about the status of the vaccine, gain resources to testing and healthcare, and ask questions to further their understanding of how much stigma and misinformation surrounds this disease.

Finally, you are invited to explore more about this advocacy effort and how the ELCA  is involved in doing our part to care for those who suffer along with their loved ones. I encourage you to visit the resources below to further your understanding and then, hopefully, become part of National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.



Check out our ALL TN Lutheran Youth Gathering ARCHIVE