The annual South Carolina Synod Assembly and Lutheran Church Youth (LCY) Convention met in May and June of 2015. Resolutions were passed in both of these assemblies of our SC Lutherans responding to local and national concerns of our day.
The 2015 Synod Assembly took a focus on education and reaching out to children of poverty to help them build a firm educational foundation for their futures. A resolution was put forward by the synod’s Community Outreach Network on public education and passed resoundingly at the assembly. In response to the resolution, Mt. Horeb will be starting a partnership with local schools by offering mentors from our congregation to assist children in need.
Read the SC Synod’s Resolution on Public Education here.
The 2015 LCY Convention met just weeks after the racially motivated shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. In response to this horrible and godless act, and in solidarity with all those in this state who have since spoken out and risen up in unity to overcome the power of hate, the Convention passed a resolution against racial injustice. The youth of our synod know that change must come from them and their generation, as they are the present and the future of this church. In response to this resolution, Mt. Horeb LCY is making plans to join with African American church youth for partnership events. Specifically, they will be attending a showing and discussion of the movie “Selma.”
Read the SC LCY Convention’s Resolution against Racial Injustice here.