Youth & Family Ministry E-bulletin September 1, 2017
Good time to double check that the youth & family e-bulletin is getting to the right folks within your congregation. Feel free to forward or contact Gary with email address updates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Then, here's some new stuff...
There are two Bishop's Youth Ambassador sessions on the calendar:
Sunday February 4, 2018 from 12:30 to 3 pm at Epiphany, Pickerington
Sunday March 18, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm at Trinity, Marysville
Consider bringing your group to learn about "Churchwide" before heading to Houston. Open to all. Sessions are identical.
Youth Ministry Clusters: All cluster meetings are open to all
- Central: Thursday September 14th from noon to 2 pm on the 3rd floor at Trinity Seminary. Trinity to provide a pizza lunch
- South & West: Thursday September 21st at noon at the Olive Garden in Middletown
Need an evening cluster? Just ask
Next, Check out these ELCA Global Links and we have four students from the Southern Ohio Synod spending a year with ELCA Global Missions. Interested in having your youth connect with a short-term missionary? Feel free to contact any of the following...
- Molly Schriber--St. John's, Sidney serving in Cambodia email@example.com
- Sarah Bull--First, Bellefontaine and St. Paul, Westerville serving in the United Kingdom firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lauren Elwell--Wittenberg University serving in Madagascar email@example.com
- Deanna Torstenson--Wittenberg University serving in Central Europe firstname.lastname@example.org
Then from Vibrant Faith: How "Generation Z" Views Faith
and for the new Milestone Options: Click Here
And as if you need a reminder...Gathering Registration opens in two weeks
Note: There are two more fall informational meetings on the calendar.
- Thursday September 7: Youth Gathering Informational Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at St. John's, Vandalia
- Wednesday September 13: Youth Gathering Informational Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Good Shepherd, Cincinnati
And Finally, Gary visited 30+ churches over the summer months. He promised a lot of things to a lot of people. He thinks he followed through on everything he promised. :)
If you have not yet received information from him that you are expecting please zip him an email reminder. Thank you!
Youth & Family Ministry Synod Calendar
September 7: Youth Gathering Informational Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at St. John's, Vandalia
September 13: Youth Gathering Informational Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Good Shepherd, Cincinnati
September 14: Youth Ministry Cluster at Trinity Seminary
September 15: Youth Gathering Registration Opens (Early Bird Rate)
September 19: ELCA Educational Network Facebook Party 9 pm (Featured Guest: Gary Pecuch)
September 21: Youth Ministry Cluster at Olive Garden, Middletown
September 29-October 1: LOMO Families Helping Families Event
October 6-7: Confirmation Retreat at Camp Mowana
October 8: Apple Butter Festival at Lutheran Memorial Camp
October 12: Youth Ministry Cluster at Trinity Seminary
October 13-14: Faith-In-Fun Retreat at Camp Mowana
October 20-22: High School Retreat at Camp Mowana
October 23-25: Renew Retreat at Lutheran Memorial Camp
November 2-5: ELCA Youth Summit in Houston, Texas
November 9: Youth Ministry Cluster at Trinity Seminary
November 16: Youth Gathering Registration (Regular Rate Begins)
December 1-3: LOMO Family Advent Retreat
December 7: Bishop's Meet & Greets
A Daytime session at Procter Center from 10:30 am to 1 pm (Lunch Provided)
And an evening session at Synod Office from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Snacks Provided)
Meet & Greets are a chance for those in youth ministry (both paid and volunteer) to spend some social time with the Bishop. We will start gathering RSVP's in October.
December 14: Youth Ministry Cluster at Trinity Seminary
Then in 2018:
January 12-14: The Middle School MiX at Lutheran Memorial Camp
January 16-18: The Rostered Leaders Conference
January 20: Something More Session I at Epiphany, Dayton 10 am to 3 pm
January 26-28: Confirmation Retreat at Lutheran Memorial Camp
January 26-29: The Extravaganza in Houston, Texas
February 2-3: The Capital Bowl (7th through 12th Grades) at Capital University
February 4: Bishop's Youth Ambassador Program Epiphany, Pickerington
February 9-10: Something More Session II (Place TBD)
February 16: Youth Gathering Late Registration Fee Begins
February 16-18: Confirmation Retreat at Lutheran Memorial Camp
March 2-4: Campus Ministry High School Retreat at Camp Kern
March 11: Maple Syrup Festival at Lutheran Memorial Camp
March 17: Something More Session III 10 am to 3 pm Good Shepherd, Cincinnati
March 18: Bishop's Youth Ambassador Program Session 3:30 to 6 pm at Trinity, Marysville
April 13-14: Confirmation Retreat at Mowana
April 15: Free Day at Camp at Mowana
May 6: Free Day at Camp (Lutheran Memorial Camp)
May 13: Mother’s Day Lunch at Camp Mowana
May 15: Youth Gathering Registration Closes---All Payments Due
June 24-27: MYLE
June 24-27: The tAble
June 27-July 1: Youth Gathering
NOTHING NEW BELOW THIS LINE
Everything below this line is for new folks and/or
those looking for easy links to ELCA resources
Sparkhouse offers multiple webinars every week
during the school year
Sparkhouse: sparkhouse develops faith formation resources for children, youth, and adults. They strive to spark new life in Christian communities through imagination and collaboration. Click Here to get to their main site or to see their new confirmation material: Click Here
And FYI, Youth Ministry Links...
Become aware of these ELCA Youth Ministry offerings...
The ELCA offers us much. Below are few ways our denomination helps us out at the Synod and Congregational level.
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network is a major part of our church. Here is their Mission Statement...
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network exists to strengthen and empower adult youth ministry leaders in service to Christ as a part of God's mission.
They are a dues paying membership organization and are worth checking out.
Click Here for More Information
Standard ELCA Links & Information
The Christian Education Network Of the ELCA (Formerly LACE)
ELCA Resources Home Page: Click Here
Good Gifts: Click Here
Malaria Campaign: Click Here
World Hunger Products: Click Here
Faith & Spirituality Products: Click Here
Global Mission Resources: Click Here
Social Issues Resources: Click Here
Stewardship Resources: Click Here
Young Adult Ministry Products: Click Here
ELCA Merchandise: Click Here
ELCA World Hunger Resources
The ELCA World Hunger Folks have some great resources including service learning guides, brochures, and various action campaigns to choose from. THESE ARE REALLY GOOD RESOURCES!
Click Here For Details
There are great resources at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network website for all stages of ministry with family and youth and it is free to you at Martin's List. Requires Membership to the ELCAYMNetwork.
Lots of people and churches have been posting job opening, descriptions with the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. Please remember that the Network also has an updated service on the Network website to post positions, job descriptions, and contact information. Click Here
Requires Membership to the ELCAYMNetwork.