Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

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Did you know that many congregations receive over 35% of their giving in the last three months of the calendar year?  Many households also make their designated or special gifts in the last week of the year.   Now is the time to start planning!
Did you know that the electronic giving platform, Tithe.ly has discovered that over the last three years that
  • 72% of electronic giving is done via a mobile app
  • 20% of electronic giving is done online and 7% via text
  • 72% of contributions are made on days other than Sunday
  • 50% of dollars contributed are by recurring gifts from 15% of households?
 
Have you seen the incredible stewardship videos at https://vimeo.com/showcase/6659683? They’re short and very informative. How does mission/vision and values impact giving? Check out Rev. Danielle DeNise. Josselyn Bennett refreshes our storytelling skills, Reva Hardina shares the latest changes in SOFIA and Nick Kiger shares the connections between stories and Mission Support.
 
Are you asked by members of your congregation where their mission support goes? There’s a great 4-minute video that can be shown (even over ZOOM!) during your annual meeting. Check out: https://vimeo.com/354041088 (or see the video below).
 

Where does your offering go? from ELCA on Vimeo.

 

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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.