News Archive

2021 Guatemala Gala - SAVE THE DATE!!!

July 01, 2021

Register today! The ELCA Southeastern Synod and the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG) invite you to attend the in-person Guatemala Gala 2021 to support the dreams of young Guatemalan women at the MILAGRO Women’s Education Center. Mark ...


Celebration of Grace - Canton, GA - Donates Church Furniture

July 01, 2021

Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church P. O. Box 5025 Canton, GA 30014 Contact Person: Mary Johnson, Council President Phone: 678-662-9297 Email: mary.johnson7117@gmail.com Celebration of Grace Lutheran would like to donate four items to the Synod to...


Learn Spanish for Ministry

July 01, 2021

Have you ever wanted to understand when someone speaks to you in Spanish or wished you could respond to someone in Spanish? Well, if so, then you’re in good company. This is why Southeastern Synod’s En Conjunto Latinx Ministry is developing a Spanish...


The Candler Foundry

July 01, 2021

Theological explorations designed to help individuals and congregations grow spiritually, reflect deeply, and engage issues that matter to their communities. Check out The Candler Foundry online! See their SEMINARY COURSES FOR EVERYONE! The ...


Why Is it So Hard to Ask?

July 01, 2021

One of the crucial things to remember about the people that we strive to honor and advocate for on the synod’s Diversity and Justice Task Force (people of color, LBGTQ+ folks, women, and people with disabilities) is that we are ALL different, both ...


2021 Synod Assembly Summary

June 15, 2021

A Brief Summary of the 2021 Southeastern Synod Assembly   The Southeastern Synod of the ELCA met in Assembly on June 5, 2021 via the LUMI digital platform.  280 Voting members were present with 153 being Lay Voting members and 127 being Rostered ...


Disaster Recovery Volunteers Needed!

June 15, 2021

Covid slowed down the volunteer response for the much needed disaster recovery work over the last 16 months in our synod. But it did not slow down the disasters - with more storms in 2020 and this year as well, with more homes damaged or destroyed, ...


Economic and Ecological Justice Training Opportunities

June 14, 2021

The following is an advertisement from the Wendleand-Cook Program at Vanderbilt University... Are you a faith leader or clergy person looking for resources on economic and ecological justice to use in your community or congregational work? Would ...


June 2021 Synod Council Update

June 10, 2021

Our Southeastern Synod Council met on Friday, June 4 both in person at Redeemer, Atlanta and over ZOOM. Detailed financial reports and reports from committees, staff, and partners in ministry can be found on our Synod Council website. The agenda was...


Bishop Strickland Responds to CDC Updates on COVID-19

May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021   Dear church, This coming Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, we will hear from Acts, “All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’” (2:12). But earlier in this well-known text, we hear that they “were all together...


Online Giving - Vanco and Tithe.ly

May 17, 2021

Did you know that ELCA congregations that offer debit and credit card giving have seen significantly higher giving than congregations that did not offer online or mobile giving – more than three times higher? Or that while giving in services on ...


Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith

May 13, 2021

NEW from the Center for Climate Justice and Faith of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith   This certificate offers a cohort-based, online trans-continental curriculum which empowers participants to cultivate...


Could You Use a Coach?

May 03, 2021

Could you use a Coach?  What is ELCA Coaching?  How do I know if I need a Coach? If you’ve ever asked these questions or wondered if Coaching is for you, check out the answers to some of these questions here: ELCA Coaching FAQ's Coaching is an ...


Newberry College Sunday - May 16!!!

April 30, 2021

"Vocation across the Academy" Newberry College asks for your support of the Vocation across the Academy through a donation to the project, mini-grants, or travel scholarships.   ALL DONATIONS MADE THROUH MAY 31 WILL BE MATCHED - DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR ...


FEMA Covid-19 Funeral Costs

April 27, 2021

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it will provide financial support to offset the cost of funeral services for COVID-19 victims. The financial support is available for individuals who died in the US from COVID-19 (documented...


Litany for a Verdict

April 20, 2021

Litany for a verdict April 19, 2021 by The Presbyterian Outlook Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)   ...


All Creation Sings - ELW Hymnal Supplement

April 19, 2021

Brief descriptions of the 200 assembly songs in All Creation Sings are now available with a subscription to SundaysandSeasons.com. These give context to the hymn or song through biographical background, lectionary or Scripture connections, or usage ...


Memphis Community Rally on 4/18/2021

April 16, 2021

(please see accompanying articles linked at the bottom of this article): A message from ELCA Pastor Gordon Myers, a Chair of the Tennessee Poor People’s Campaign: To my friends,  As many of you know, I serve as a chair for the Tennessee Poor ...


LTSS Alumni Day & Day of Giving

April 15, 2021

Students like Amanda Taylor (MDIV, UMC) feel the impact of your gifts to Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary every day!  “The scholarship funds that I receive from generous donors grant me the opportunity to be shaped and formed for ministry ...


ELCA World Hunger - Domestic Grant Applications

April 14, 2021

A message from the ELCA World Hunger team: Greetings from ELCA World Hunger! With the hope and promise of new life this Easter season, we gratefully share with you important updates about upcoming grants available for our partners in ministry to end...


Download April 11 Worship Service

April 11, 2021

Click HERE to access the April 11, 2021, worship service.  A full worship service - Service of the Word - is provide for congregational use for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021.   Feel free to download the service - or just the sermon - or ...


Clergy Resource for Self-Care

April 05, 2021

Now more than ever, clergy need resources for self-care as you navigate the uncharted waters of a pandemic! As you on the front lines know all too well, wellness and self-care are often at the bottom of most clergy persons' to-do list. Here is a book...


Grant Request Deadline!!!

April 05, 2021

Don’t forget Grant request deadline for Vitality Grants / Outreach Grants / Multicultural Grants is Tuesday, April 13 by noon.  Please don’t send them only by US Mail, as we have had a problem with grants getting lost.  Please keep a copy of the ...


Presiding Bishop Eaton's Easter Message

March 30, 2021

View and share Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton’s Easter message. Christ is risen indeed! Read the message: English | Spanish   Download Bishop Eaton's Message  


Respite in the Wilderness

March 29, 2021

Rostered ministers and church professionals, after this busy season of the church year, do you need time away to recharge? NovusWay Ministries knows that you spend your time caring for everyone else. Come to Luther Springs April 13-15, 2021 and let ...


March 25 Tornadoes Prayer & Giving Opportunities

March 26, 2021

The Southeastern Synod prays for all those who were in the path of the storms across our region last night. Please reach out to Pastor Jill Henning (jhenning@elca-ses.org) if you need the assistance of the Southeastern Synod's Disaster Team. If you ...


AIB Network Keynotes program features ITC Prof. Mark Ellingsen

March 16, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Mark Ellingsen - professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, was recorded by AIB-TV for one of his new books:  Finding Peaks and Valleys in a Flat World. The air dates and times for the Keynotes featuring Dr. ...


Portico News - March 2021 UPDATE

March 15, 2021

Portico Benefit Services offers THREE major updates: SWORD - Virtual Therapy for Joint Pain How to get the Best Rest! Questions about Taxes??? SWORD - Virtual Therapy for Joint Pain Stress is a pain in the neck: If you’re literally feeling the ...


Where Do Your Offerings Go?

March 14, 2021

Wonder where your offering goes? Check out this short video. Then check out this Deep Dive on how our synod offerings support our ELCA ministries and how together, we are doing so much more!


The International Work of ELCA World Hunger

March 11, 2021

More than 11 percent of the world’s people are hungry and 1 in 7 live in poverty.  Tragically, children are especially vulnerable to long term effects of hunger and malnutrition.  Chronically malnourished children don’t grow to reach a normal ...


ELCA Response to Hunger and Food Insecurity in the US

March 01, 2021

In the US as a whole, 1 in 4 (27.5%) of households with children were food insecure and almost 14% of adults in the US said in 2020 that there was often not enough to eat (US Census Bureau).  More than a third of US adults have trouble paying bills ...


Miracles - A Hermeneutic for Evangelical Catholics

March 01, 2021

Mark Ellingsen, an ELCA pastor in our Synod who teaches at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, just had an article published in the Fall issue of Lutheran Forum which will be of interest to pastors and laity who want to preach and ...


Respite Care for Rostered Ministers - a Creative Approach

March 01, 2021

Pastors, deacons, and bishops everywhere have climbed some steep learning curves this year. Now on the back side of the curve, you might be sinking down the slope and drained of creative energy — just as we as we enter our second Pandemic Lent. What ...


Stewardship for All Seasons

March 01, 2021

We are thrilled to have Rev. Mike Ward of GSB Fundraising back with our synod to lead Stewardship for All Seasons. The purpose of Stewardship For All Seasons (SAS) is to guide pastors and congregation leaders to learn tried and true basic principles ...


Welcome, Sarah Parson - Advocacy Policy Council Intern

March 01, 2021

The Advocacy Policy Council will benefit from the presence of Intern, Sarah Parson, during February and March. Sarah is a senior at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and has been an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lilburn, GA, for 15 ...


An Important BACK TO CAMP Message from NovusWay

February 26, 2021

There is a lot going on at Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs and Lutheranch as the staff and volunteers prepare to welcome campers and guests back to our synod’s places apart. In this important video message they share news about summer camp ...


ABUNDANCE Appeal Update

February 25, 2021

Together during this pandemic, our synod has continued to do some incredible ministry. We have given over $100K in COVID-19 grants, provided hunger grants and assisted rostered ministers with education debt. We’ve shepherded 90+ candidates towards ...


Synod Assembly Elections - 2022 Churchwide Assembly

February 23, 2021

Voting Members for 2022 Churchwide Assembly to be Elected at 2021 Synod Assembly Submit Biographical Form → Due May 1 The next ELCA Churchwide Assembly (CWA) will be held August 8 – 12, 2022 in Columbus, OH, but synods will be ...


Southeastern Synod - Staff Announcement from Bishop Strickland

February 22, 2021

February 22, 2021 STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BISHOP STRICKLAND  Dear friends in Christ, Our synod is no stranger to natural disasters. We know all too well; it is not “if” a disaster happens, but “when”. For many years, we have been a leading synod ...


PPP Second Draw Fact Sheet

February 10, 2021

With partnership and support from the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA, the ELCA Federal Credit Union (FCU) is now offering the second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans to congregations and ministries.  As the COVID-19 pandemic ...


Help Our (Atlanta) Neighbors Start a New Life!

February 01, 2021

  Partners for HOME is an organization Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, has partnered with, which is helping formerly homeless neighbors move into long-term housing.   The apartments they will move into are minimally furnished, and anyone ...


Time to Take Action with Safe Gatherings!

February 01, 2021

The Southeastern Synod encourages you to use Safe Gatherings to screen and train everyone who works with children, youth and vulnerable adults in your church. Safe Gatherings works with more than 8,500 churches, including 11 ELCA Synods. They make it...


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