Southeastern Synod ELCA

Responding to Hurricane Florence

Responding to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, wreaked havoc across much of North and South Carolina, producing flash flooding and river flooding.  In the immediate aftermath of a storm, people get restless and want to do "anything to help." Because this is still an active event and need assessments will be happening for quite some time, the best way to help today is to give financially so that those funds can be put to work in the immediate phases of recovery. Recovery takes a long time and Lutherans are known for being in it for the long haul. There will be many ways to help in the weeks and months to come. 

To learn how you can help today and to stay current with the needs of our sisters and brothers in the North Carolina and South Carolina synods, you can visit these pages: the North Carolina Synod, the South Carolina Synod, and Lutheran Disaster Response.  Please remember all those impacted and first responders in your prayers.

Leadership Convocation - October 16-18, 2018!

First Things First: Proclaiming the Good News as the Call of the Church

The 2018 ELCA Southeastern Synod Leadership Convocation will be held October 16 - 18, 2018 at Lutheridge, Arden, NC.  Rostered ministers and lay leaders are encouraged to attend.

This year we welcome the Rev. Michael L. Burk, Bishop, Southeastern Iowa Synod, as our Keynote Speaker.  Rooted in the gathering of God’s people around the means of grace, we will explore what it means to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in a persistently changing landscape. Informed by scripture, grounded in the sacraments, and reflected in the decisions that we make, the gospel is a much-needed balm for the world’s “sin-sick soul,” and is the singular priority of the church of Jesus Christ.

Registration for the Convocation is open.  A schedule and more information may be found here

Reformation Day at Emory - October 25, 2018

Pitts Theology Library at Emory University invites you to the 31st annual Reformation Day at Emory, to be held on Thursday, October 25th. This day-long program will look at “The Reformation at 501 Years,” examining the time of the Protestant Reformation through the lens of issues facing contemporary Christians. The Rev. Tiffany Chaney, pastor developer, Gathered By Grace, Montgomery, AL, will serve as the Chapel Service preacher. Click the title above for information, registration and to schedule an exhibition tour.

Lutheran Campus Ministries

Lutheran Campus Ministries

Click here to learn about campus ministries in the Southeastern Synod.

Visit LuMin to learn more about Lutheran campus ministries programs at colleges and universities across the country.

Hymn-A-Thon for Tyson House Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry

Hymn-A-Thon for Tyson House Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry

Visit tysonhouse.org to learn more about this fun fundraiser!  Every dollar donated will be matched up to $10,000!  Which hymnal will we use?  If Lutherans raise more money, we will sing from the ELW.  If Episcopalians come out on top, we will sing from the Hymnal 1982.  

Funding Requests Now Being Accepted Through October 15

The Southeastern Synod’s Budget and Finance Committee is now accepting requests for funding in the Synod’s 2020-21 Ministry Funding Plan proposal, which will be presented for action at next year’s synod assembly. Synod committees, teams, and task forces may submit funding requests for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  
 

Respond now and let your voice be heard!

The submission deadline is Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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