an IN-PERSON gathering of all youth (6th-12th grade) of the Southeastern Synod,
especially those from Tennessee
October 4, 11, 21, 28 - 2020
3:00-4:30pm EDT / 2:00-3:30pm CDT
Led by: Deacon John Weit and Deacon Jennifer Baker-Trinity
“Christian worship is the communal encounter with the grace of God incarnate in Jesus Christ, and it involves the encounter with those concrete, flesh-and-blood things that connect us to the flesh of Jesus and so engage us in that grace. Welcoming others must involve welcoming them into this real community.” (Gordon Lathrop)
Have you ever wondered why we do what we do in worship and why it matters? How is your community “welcoming others into this real community”? Join this conversation and find out and ways you can engage your congregation. A helpful resource you may want to purchase is: “Worship Matters: An Introduction to Worship Participant Book” ($6.99/ea) from Augsburg Fortress.
|Deacon John Weit||Deacon Jennifer
Led by: Pastor Mary W. Anderson
In this study, we will examine the witness of several women in the Bible whose names were never spoken, but whose faith continues to inspire our own. We will consider together the stories of a few women who are well-known in the Christian community and some whose stories are nearly forgotten.
|Pastor Mary W. Anderson|
Led by: Pastor Mike Ward
Where the disciples saw scarcity and thought people should depart before mealtime, Jesus recognized abundance and fed more than 5,000 people. Living life and leading congregations from an abundance perspective takes thoughtfulness and intentionality, especially during a pandemic. Join us for discussion to see how it is that generosity leads to our hearts being more connected with God and how generosity is all around us even in this pandemic. Ideas for your stewardship drive will be included in this discussion.
|Pastor Mike Ward|
Led by: Pastor CeCee Mills
The “E” word seems to have taken on something taboo in our church. You know, that “E” word? Evangelism! But why? We are called to be just that evangelist and to be those who speak and live and act the good news of Jesus Christ. How can telling the story of Jesus continue to shape who we are as church in the 21st century? And even more so in and after this pandemic?
|Pastor CeCee Mills|
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 TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN
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.