Youth & Family Ministry E-bulletin October 2, 2017
It's Registration Season
Apple Butter Festival at Lutheran memorial Camp October 8, 2017
The Renew Retreat October 23-25, 2017
The Bishop's Meet & Greet December 7, 2017 (RSVP Info to be sent out early October)
The Middle School MiX January 12-14, 2018
Something More Events (Save the Dates: Jan 20, Feb 9-10, March 17)
ELCA Extravaganza January 26-29, 2018
Campus Ministry High School Retreat at Kern: March 2-4, 2018 (Interested? If you did not go last year send Gary an email to get on the Interest list).
ELCA Youth Gathering MYLE June 24-27, 2018
ELCA Youth Gathering tAble June 24-27, 2018
ELCA Youth Gathering June 27-July 1, 2018
Then, worth mentioning:
- Youth Director Cluster: Thursday October 12th from noon to 2 pm on the 3rd floor at Trinity Seminary. Trinity to provide a pizza lunch
- Lyle Griner has some good stuff going on. Check it out by clicking: Peer Ministry Leadership
- And if it is too late for this year note that John Roberto does a Youth Ministry Symposium each fall. Check it out for the future. Click Here
ELCA 3rd Tuesday Conversations: Click Here
Youth & Family Ministry Synod Calendar
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.