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Hand in Hand Service Retreat (Middle School & High School)

November 3-5

Hand in Hand is an event that gives South Carolina Lutheran Youth in grades 6-12 the chance to worship God by serving others. This worship can look like yard work, light housekeeping, cleaning up natural areas or roadsides, or whatever is needed where we are!  This year we’re in the Lowcountry, making friends and serving God with local organizations.

WHEN?Arrive Friday, November 3, between 7pm and 8pm. Please eat dinner first!Depart Sunday, November 5, after the 8:30 worship service at St. Luke’s

WHO CAN COME?For grades 6-12

WHAT IS THE COST?$95 per registrant, both adult and youth.

ELCA Youth Gathering (MYLE and The TABLE)

OF THE ELCAJuly 13-16, 2024: MYLE & the tAble

July 16-20, 2024: ELCA Youth Gathering & Young Adult Gathering
New Orleans, LA

South Carolina Synod Virtual Info Sessions for 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, New Orleans! (+ MYLE, tAble, ELCA Young Adult Gathering)

Three options…

Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 3pm


Phone: (646) 558-8656              Meeting ID: 893 4447 5821        Passcode: 8037650590

Tuesday, Aug. 22 @ 7pm


Phone: (646) 558-8656              Meeting ID: 811 3538 5601        Passcode: 8037650590

Thursday, Aug. 24 @ Noon


Phone: (646) 558-8656              Meeting ID: 841 0874 3402        Passcode: 8037650590

Is your congregation planning to participate in the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering (or MYLE, tAble)?

Do you have youth interested in Youth Gathering, MYLE, or tAble – who need to partner with a group?

Do you have interest in traveling with other groups from South Csrolina Synod?  Or joining in pre-gathering events?

Do you have individual(s) who are interested in the concurrent ELCA Young Adult Gathering?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please complete our South Carolina Youth Gathering GoogleForm, using the link below (or contact our Synod Team directly, via Pastor Eric Fink,, 803-736-0661).

Our Call as the Church of TODAY…

We are called, young and old, to be the Body of Christ together. In baptism we receive God’s Spirit, through which we are empowered to answer that call. Together we can do so much more than we can individually. Together, let us share God’s love with all the world! Together we can make a difference!

The purpose of the South Carolina Synod Lutheran Church Youth organization is to be a community in Christ…Rooted in God’s love…Hearing God’s voice…Acting as God’s hands.

To be an adult volunteer for these events, please contact Rev. Emily Hartmann by e-mail Also, you will need to download and complete the background check release form.

Additional Resources

The South Carolina Synod is committed to ensuring that we provide safe places of worship and fellowship to everyone we serve. As part of that commitment we are providing information on Safe Gatherings as a resource for you in this important area.

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

LCY Resolution Against Racial Injustice

In the name of Jesus Christ, the Resolution Against Racial Injustice was passed by the Voting Members of the 2015 Annual Convention of the Lutheran Church Youth of the South Carolina Synod, ELCA this 20th day of June by unanimous decision.

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This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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