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Youth & Family Ministry E-bulletin January 1, 2018

Bet You Have a Mountain of Stuff To Do This Week!

First let me update the email address for Campus Pastor Drew Tucker at Capital University.

It is dtucker@capital.edu 

Contact him if you are looking for a good inexpensive overnighter for your High Schoolers?

The event is Super Bowl weekend (February 2/3, 2018)

 

Then...

Note that Gary will be doing more regular posting (including video clips from his monthly webinars) on the SOS Youth & Family Facebook Page. Consider either jumping into the group yourself and/or get other youth ministry enthusiasts from your congregation to join. 

 

A series of emails will be going out to those who have reserved spots for the High School Connect (Formally known as the Jacob's Porch Retreat) at Camp Kern March 2-4, 2018. Expect the first email message later this week.

 

Church Contacts for the Youth Gathering will soon be receiving an email from Diane about how to order Synod Gathering t-shirts. The design will be included in the message

 

Church Contacts for the Youth Gathering will also soon be receiving an email from Diane about volunteer opportunities for helping with our Youth Gathering Synod Day 

 

Note, it is last call time for the The Middle School MiX held at Lutheran Memorial Camp January 12-14, 2018

 

and consider these "Something More" equipping Events. Save the Dates: Jan 20, Feb 9-10, March 17

  Link to the Basic Information

  Link to the Enrollment Form

 

And finally, consider coming to the Bishop's Youth Ambassador Program educational events in order to help youth understand the workings of churchwide, the Synod, and your local congregation. Two upcoming identical opportunities. RSVP to Gary. 

  • Sunday February 4 at Epiphany, Pickerington
  • Sunday March 18 at Trinity, Marysville

 

 Youth & Family Ministry Synod Calendar 

 

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-Web-Mania!

sparkhouse

Sparkhouse offers multiple webinars every week

during the school year

Click Here

 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 

 

Goings On At VibrantFaith.org 

Vibrant Faith logo

 

Visit Here For The Latest

 

  

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

 

 

MARTIN'S LIST

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.  

 

JOB POSTINGS 

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.