Southeastern Synod ELCA

Sermons from Your Synod Staff (In English and Spanish)

Special Guest Preacher - Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton - Available on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7!!!

The Bishop and Assistants are recording sermons during this time of physical distancing.  We will post these sermons here and host them on our synod YouTube channel. We are continually posting these sermons as a resource for pastors in need of a respite and to help share in the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Click here to see the video or to download a written copy of our weekly sermons.  (English and Spanish videos available.)

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+Bishop Kevin Strickland

WEBINAR: Congregational Presidents and council leaders (ROUND 3)

Monday, June 22, 2020 – 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT

Bishop Strickland and the synod staff hosted two more sessions via Zoom for us to gather online to share concerns, resources, and recommendations for the future.   These meetings are established to help lay leaders to support your ministers and your congregation, though rostered ministers are welcome to join.  

Click here to learn more and to REGISTER.

WEBINAR: Senior Care in the Midst of COVID-19

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 

10:00am - 11:30am EDT / 9:00am - 10:30am CDT

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WEBINAR: Children and Youth Ministry in Uncertain Times

On Thursday, June 25, at 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT, we are gathering experts from the ELCA to share about Children and Youth Ministry in this challenging time.   Come and see what our ELCA leaders have learned these past few weeks, as they share resources and hear your concerns.   

Click here to learn more and to REGISTER.

Webinar: Becoming the Body of Christ

Bishop Kevin Strickland of the Southeastern Synod, ELCA, hosted a webinar on Thursday, May 21st 7-8:30pm EDT for a conversation around “Becoming the body of Christ where all bodies are valued: A conversation around the ELCA’s resolution to condemn White Supremacy.” Bishop Strickland was joined by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. Other speakers who joined our bishops are: Pastor Tiffany Chaney, Pastor Ron Bonner, Ms. Roxann Thompson, Ms. Judith Roberts, Pastor Matt Steinhauer, and more.

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Synod COVID-19 Grants

The Bishop and Synod Council is pleased to announce the availability of the COVID-19 Grant to address the immediate financial need of a small number of congregations in the Southeastern Synod.

Please click here to read more about these grants and to APPLY TODAY!

Pastoral Message from Bishop Strickland: Regarding the Death of Ahmaud Arbery and our call to action as a Church

[May 12, 2020] - Bishop Kevin Strickland writes:  We grieve with the family of Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, as they remember his life and his birthdate. But we cannot stop with our prayers, our grief, or even our acknowledgment of our privilege. We must advocate and be a voice for those whose voices have been taken from them.

Click here to see Bishop Strickland's video message, his pastoral letter, our advocacy action requests, and ELCA Resource links.

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