Greetings fellow disciples in Christ!

This e-news is to help you become more aware of the upcoming events which we would love for you to join in, especially in regards to Children's, Youth, and Young Adult ministries.

And to help us spread this word, please be sure to forward this email to anyone who you think can use this information, AND please invite them to subscribe to any of our synod email listservs, by click on this link below:


Here is a quick run-down of the items in this e-news:

  • E-AFFIRM - June 13
  • Online SESLYO Assembly - June 20
  • Webinar: June 25 - Children and Youth Ministry in These Times
  • Notes for Graduating Seniors


E-FFIRM (online Affirm) on June 13


Registration for E-FFIRM and t-shirt orders can be found here:

REGISTRATION is OPEN NOW and closes on Thursday, June 11, 2020!

T-SHIRT INFO:  If you wish to purchase a t-shirt or hoodie, you will need to purchase that in a separate order form here.


TALENT SHOW SUBMISSION AND DESCRIPTION:  If you wish to participate in E-FFIRM by submitting a short video clip showing off your talent, please click here to learn more about that process and to submit your video.


SESLYO Assembly on June 20


Registration and Information about SESLYO Assembly can be found here:


For so many, SESLYO (Southastern Synod Lutheran Youth Organization) has been a blessing and a pathway for Christian leadership among our many younger disciples.   For many, SESLYO is still something somewhat unknown.  Well, now is your chance to be a part of this Assembly, where we will elect a new board and ratify our SESLYO Constitution.

We invite at least two participants (those just graduating from 6th through 12th grade) from EVERY congregation in our synod.   More are welcome to attend from the same congregation, but only two folks from each church will have voice AND vote for the elections of board members and in the ratifying of the SESLYO Constitution, By-Laws, and Continuing Resolutions.

Please click here to REGISTER today!


Webinar:  June 25 - Children and Youth Ministry in These 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.   

We will have with us, Ms. Rachel Alley (ELCA Program Director for Youth Ministries), Ms. Janelle Hooper (ELCA Program Director for Children's Ministries), and Ms. Dawn Rundman (works on a team that develops resources for kids, youth, and adults published by Sparkhouse and Augsburg Fortress).   Collectively, these faithful disciples have learned from, listened to, and worked alongside many faithful disciples over the years and have brought to bear that wisdom in many useful and faithful resources.

Join us on June 25, so that you can listen in, but also so that you can ask questions about how to lead children and youth in this odd time.   

Please cast this net far and wide as we gather our leaders to share with you and listen to you.

Register for this conversation here (or copy the link and share with others):



Notes for Graduating Seniors


We congratulate you and wish you Godspeed on whatever lies ahead for you.   We have two opportunities that could prove useful for your as you head on to the next chapter of your life:


PASSAGE is a Small Group experience solely for Graduating Seniors!

PASSAGE connects recently graduated high school students from across the country with one another and young adult small group leaders. The communities formed through PASSAGE will be centered on mutual support and wrestling with faith and life in times of transition.

Click here to sign up for PASSAGE today!


SECOND OPPORTUNITY - Refer a graduating senior to LUMIN

If you know of a graduating senior headed off to college, feel free to jump onto the ELCA's Campus Ministry site - LUMIN - and refer that person to us.  We will commit to walking alongside these upcoming college freshmen on their journey.

Click here to make your referral now!


Thanks for hangin' in there!  Lots to explore!  Happy reading!



Pr. Michael Jannett

Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication




ELCA Southeastern Synod, Physical address 1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE Atlanta GA, 30307 Mailing Address ELCA Southeastern Synod P.P. Box 400 Decatur, GA 30031 Phone: 404-589-1977