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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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
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
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.