Nominations Sought for 2021 Synod Assembly Elections
Biographical Forms Due April 12
The Southeastern Synod Nominating Committee is currently seeking potential nominees for several positions to be elected at the 2021 Synod Assembly. DEADLINE
for submission of biographical forms to be considered by the Nominating Committee: April 12, 2021.
The Nominating Committee's goal is to nominate two to four persons for each position. The Committee will consider individual skills and qualifications, as well as our Synod's inclusivity goals. These goals address the balance between laypersons and rostered ministers, gender, status as a youth or young adult, and racial/ethnic background. Achieving some geographical diversity of nominees will also be a factor in the Nominating Committee's decisions.
Questions may be directed to the Nominating Committee Chairperson, Ms. Joan Blanton, firstname.lastname@example.org
or our synod staff liaison, Rev. Karen Boda, email@example.com
Positions for which nominees are needed include:
Synod Secretary. Apply here.
The secretary shall: Keep the minutes of all meetings of the Synod Assembly, and Synod Council, be responsible for the printing and distribution of such minutes, and perform such other duties as this synod may from time to time direct. Be authorized and empowered, in the name of this synod, to attest all instruments which require the same, and which are signed and sealed by the bishop. In consultation with the bishop, classify and arrange all important papers and documents and deposit them in the archives of this synod. Submit to the secretary of this church at least four months before the Churchwide Assembly a certified list of the regular and alternate voting members elected by the Synod Assembly.
Members of the Consultation Committee. Apply here.
- Either 1 Rostered Minister or 1 Lay Person
This committee functions primarily in an advisory role to the synod bishop, assisting the bishop in investigating situations that are potentially matters for formal discipline. Terms are 6 years in length. Nominees are needed in the following categories:
Members of the Discipline Committee. Apply here.
- 2 Rostered Ministers and 1 Lay Person
This committee consists of 12 members who function as a pool of individuals available for potential participation in disciplinary hearings. Terms are 6 years in length. Nominees are needed in the following categories:
Synod Council Members. Apply here.
- 3 Rostered Ministers and 1 Lay Person
Our Synod Council is the synod's board of directors, functioning as the interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly. Nominees should have the ability to physically attend week-day meetings three times a year plus some remote meetings during the year.
Terms are 2 years in length. Nominees are being sought in the following categories:
- 2 At-large lay representatives (gender to be determined at our Synod council meeting)
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.