Southeastern Synod ELCA

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(Events are listed in chronological order, so be sure to scroll down for more events.)


2019 Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA Covention

Friday, September 20 2019 to Sunday, September 22 2019

Dear Sisters in Christ,
You are invited to attend the Thirty-Second Annual Convention of the Southeastern Synod Women of
The ELCA which will be held September 20-22, 2019 at Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN. 
You will find the following information concerning the convention 
on our website at

  • Registration Form
  • Convention Poster
  • Reservation Information for Music Road Resort
  • Voting Member Responsibilities
  • Nomination Form
Please encourage the women in your unit to attend the convention and extend a personal invitation to the young women (ages 14-40).  You may make as many copies as you need of the Registration Form and the Convention Poster to share with the women in your congregational unit. 
We have five $100 scholarships available and two $100 scholarships for young women (14-40).  Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019. Please contact Patti Austin at  for a scholarship application. 
Please note that you will need to make your room reservations directly with the Music Road Resort at 855-790-4646.  Rooms will be released starting July 1 and cannot be guaranteed after August 1. A breakfast buffet is included with room reservation.  All other meals will be in the convention center.
Also attached is the information for your voting member to the convention.  Each congregational or special unit of the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA is entitled to one voting member.  It is very important that all congregations be represented as we conduct the business of our organization.
We will be electing a vice-president, secretary, and three board members this year.  A form is attached to submit nominations for these positions.  Please prayerfully consider serving our organization in this capacity but remember that only one person from a congregation may serve on the board at a time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the board members.
I look forward to seeing you in September!
Embracing God’s Grace,

Patti Austin

Camp Rewind

Friday, September 20 2019 to Sunday, September 22 2019

$249 Double | $299 Single 

Recapture the joy of summer camp at Camp Rewind. Put on your high-top sneakers and favorite retro t-shirt for a weekend full of fun, camp-themed activities for adults; everything from playing outdoor games and creating your own arts & crafts project, to singing songs and telling stories around the evening campfire at Lutheranch. Bring a friend or make some new friends as we laugh, play, worship and build community, summer camp style. Register at or 828.209.6301.


God's Spa 2019

Friday, October 18 2019 to Sunday, October 20 2019

$199 Double | $249 Single

Join us for a weekend of HOLY HOSPITALITY at Lutheranch. Led by our inspiring new Program Director, Gretchen Ahrens, our Bible Study and worship will focus on lesser-known women in the Bible who not only served others but also found time to take care of themselves.  We will practice some ancient rites of hospitality and self-care, including ancient oils, a Biblical meal, and holy hand washing. The weekend will involve both scheduled activities focused on pampering YOU and free time for your own rest and relaxation. Massages will be available for an extra charge and should be booked ahead of time due to their popularity. Come on your own or bring a friend. All are welcome. We’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know one another during this wonderful women’s weekend on the ranch. For more information visit or call (828) 209-6301.

Undoing the Most Segregated Hour in America 3.0

Monday, October 21 2019 - 8:30 AM to Monday, October 21 2019 - 3:30 PM

Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta
Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, Riverdale
Each generation is charged with recapturing the deeply contextual meaning and power of the gospel for its time and place.

This year the 3rd Annual Workshop will identify and explore the effects of microaggression and white supremacy as practices and beliefs that prevent the full expression of the Beloved Community in our congregations.

The Workshop will also explore ways of welcoming the stranger: empathy, naming and confronting evil and ways of expressing our love for Jesus Christ.
Who should participate 
Congregation leaders, pastors, seminarians and community outreach workers. People of goodwill who seek safe and meaningful discussion around race, culture, and their effects on ministry and community  
Location of the Workshop
Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church
2165 Highway 138, Riverdale, GA  30296
For more information or to register please contact us at or
or text us at 404-596-1836
Reverend Everett Flanigan, PhD


Family Faith Alive

Friday, November 08 2019 to Sunday, November 10 2019

November 8-10, 2019  •  $199 per person (introductory rate) 

Middle and high school-aged youth, along with their parent/guardians are invited to come to Lutheranch for a weekend of Bible study, spiritual conversation, worship, games and outdoor activities. Separate tracks will be offered for youth and adults to give each group time for their own discussion and fellowship, with some joint sessions and activities. Come alone or with a group. All are invited to grow and share their faith in Christ.

Communion with Creation

Friday, November 15 2019 to Sunday, November 17 2019

Each of us are entrusted by God to care for this planet and our little corners of it. Join others (lay and rostered) during a beautiful weekend retreat to collaborate and to envision the growth of our personal and collective environmental ministries.
Who: Anyone who wants to develop creation-care ministries at home, in their congregation, or institution. Open to any denominational background. Financial assistance is available to a limited number of college students and seminarians. 
Where: Coastal Retreat Center at Isle of Palms, SC
When: November 15-17, 2019. 
How: Registration information here. Email Pastor Kris Litman-Koon with scholarship inquiries.
Why: Because this world needs to hear the promising voice of God and feel the cultivating work of God's hands through stewards like you.

Christmas Market

Saturday, November 16 2019 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, November 16 2019 - 2:00 PM

Featuring women vendors from the Atlanta area,
Silent Auction, caroling, and refreshments.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
9:00 am-2:00pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Sponsored by St. John’s Women of the ELCA

The fee for a vendor booth is $25 plus a donation of one item for our Silent Auction.
A limited number of scholarships are available for new businesses.
You must supply your own tables although some are available to rent for an extra fee.
Contact us at

Christmas on the Ranch

Friday, December 06 2019 to Sunday, December 08 2019

Adult double room $229 | Adult single room $269 | Youth staying with family $169

Merry Christmas! Get into the holiday spirit this advent season by joining us at Lutheranch for a festive, family-focused weekend retreat. Activities will include making Christmas tree ornaments and homemade holiday cards, singing Christmas carols, attending an advent worship service, going for a walk in the winter woods, gazing at the Christmas stars, and drinking hot cocoa by the campfire. Participate in as many or as few activities as you please. All ages are welcome. To register visit or call (828) 209-6301.

Spiritual Direction Certification Program

Wednesday, January 15 2020 to Saturday, January 18 2020

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University
Application and information are available at Scroll down to the "Certification Programs" pull-down menu on the lower left-hand side of the page.

Spiritual Direction Certification Program

Wednesday, June 17 2020 to Saturday, June 20 2020

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University
Application and information are available at Scroll down to the "Certification Programs" pull-down menu on the lower left-hand side of the page.