ELCA Youth Gathering
Houston, Texas | June 27 - July 1 Registration is Closed
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." -Ephesians 2:8
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.
Each of the three full days of the Gathering centers around a theme: proclaim community, proclaim justice, and proclaim story. The proclaim community day involves interactive learning around what it means to act in a way that reflects God’s value for everybody. On the proclaim justice day, we serve the city of Houston in a variety of service projects. On the proclaim story day, we gather with other groups from our synod to build community, relationships, and grow together. Each evening of the Gathering, all 30,000 of us gathering for worship, concerts, and speakers as part of the Mass Gatherings.
Please keep the students, chaperones, and staff of the Gathering in your prayers. For more information, visit the Youth Gathering website and follow the ELCA on Twitter.
Youth Day at Bunker Beach | Wednesday, June 20 | 12:45-6 PM
COST: $20 (No additional cost for students who are signed up for Summer Stretch)
Students in grades 5th through 12th, join us at Bunker Beach in Coon Rapids for an afternoon of swimming, water slides, wave pools and more!
MORE INFO. & SIGN UP (FOR THOSE NOT ENROLLED IN SUMMER STRETCH)
Gaga Ball (June-August)
Mondays from 1:00-2:30 PM on June 18, July 9 & 23 and August 13
Gaga Ball is open to anyone in completed grades 4-12. We'll meet at the Word of Peace Gaga "pit" for some fun in the sun! No sign-up is needed and we don't keep score. Please bring a water bottle.