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

 

 

 


 

Southeastern Synod 40-40-40 Lenten Walk for ELCA World Hunger

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty and food insecurity in the Southeastern Synod are increasing.  A Census Bureau survey conducted in December found that 18% of Mississippi households, 14% of households in Tennessee and Alabama, and 13% of households in Georgia didn’t have enough to eat. Many synod congregations with food ministries have now found themselves on the front lines of a hunger crisis and have stepped up efforts to address the needs of hungry people in their communities. As more people sought food and assistance, many food ministries struggled to find enough volunteers to serve meals and to implement safety procedures to protect their volunteers and those whom they serve.  But thanks to the generosity of the ELCA World Hunger group and to Lutherans all over the country, 32 Southeastern Synod congregations or their nonprofit partners, received Daily Bread or Domestic Hunger grants in 2020 to help these congregations purchase additional food, masks, and to meet other needs.  

To raise funds for ELCA World Hunger to support their efforts to end hunger, during Lent Southeastern Synod congregations are invited to walk 40 miles in 40 days to raise $40.  You can sign up at www.elca-ses.org and a link is provided for the ELCA World Hunger giving page.  Please consider signing up so that we can meet Bishop Strickland’s challenge that at least 40 congregations participate in the 40-40-40 Lenten Walk (so far there are 15 congregations signed up!).  Send selfies of yourself walking/running to Cheryl Bopp at cherylbopp@hotmail.com, or post on social media with #404040 for inclusion in the newsletter. 
 

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.