Youth & Family Ministry E-bulletin November 15, 2017
So Much Good Stuff!
7 Topics (with a few tweaks)
1. Last Call...Reminder to RSVP for The Bishop's Meet & Greet: Thursday December 7, 2017.
Are you a paid youth ministry staffer or a primary volunteer in a church without a paid staff person? If so, the Bishop would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet. Simply her chance to say "thank you" for all that you do. The event is FREE of charge. Have children? Bring them along. Two opportunities this year.
Questions or RSVP by November 20th to Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
- From 10:30 am to noon (followed by lunch) at The Proctor Center 11235 State Route 38 SE, London, OH 43140 OR
- From 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Refreshments) at The Synod Office 300 S. 2nd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
2. The High School Connect (Formally known as the Jacob's Porch Retreat) at Camp Kern March 2-4, 2018. Basic information has been emailed out to the interest list. Need info? Contact Gary. Registration opens noon TODAY! All we need is a church contact (email) and the number of spaces to reserve. Space is Limited.
3. The Middle School MiX January 12-14, 2018
4. Something More: (Our Equipping Events) Save the Dates: Jan 20, Feb 9-10, March 17
5. The Bishop's Youth Ambassador Program (Our Educational Events): Two Opportunities. RSVP to Gary. If you are going to Houston consider having your youth attend to get a glimpse of the wider church before next summer.
- Sunday February 4 at Epiphany, Pickerington
- Sunday March 18 at Trinity, Marysville
6. Gathering Update:
Gathering T-shirt Time Table: Gary will send a link to the see the design early January. Orders can be placed January through Easter. The cost of the t-shirt will be $10.
And, after Thanksgiving Gary will begin to contact churches with the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of Synod Day...Script Team, Sound, Computer Tech, Greeters, Worship Assistants, Communion Assistants, Stage Managers and an After Team (to help prepare the room for the next group).
And then, Spring Youth Gathering Informational Meeting Dates Announced. All four meetings are identical pending any updates that come from the Gathering Office.
- Thursday, March 15th 6:30-8:30 pm at Good Shepherd, Cincinnati
- Tuesday, March 20th 6:30-8:30 pm at All Saints, Worthington
- Monday, April 9th 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Peter's, Lancaster
- Saturday, April 14th 10:00 am at St. John's Vandalia
7. A reminder...ELCA 3rd Tuesday Conversations: Click Here
Youth & Family Ministry Synod Calendar
November 16: Youth Gathering Registration (Regular Rate Begins)
December 1-3: LOMO Family Advent Retreat
December 7: Bishop's Meet & Greets
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: The High School Connect 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
March 31: Southern Ohio Synod Youth Gathering t-shirt orders due.
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.