Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Registration open through 11/1/2018 5:00 PM EST
Registration Fee $99.00 per person (Adults & Youth)
“Dream Team? Who, me? Discovering Your Place on God's Team” is the theme for the upcoming High School Gathering and is based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-14. This event, co-sponsored by the Pacifica Synod and the Southwest California Synod Youth Teams, will take place November 9-11, 2018 at Luther Glen Camp.
This will be an opportunity for high school youth across our two synods to gather and grow together, learn and lead, play and pray, serve, worship and wonder. The gathering begins on Friday evening at 7 pm and will end on Sunday by noon.
Through workshops, music and worship, fellowship, prayer and interaction with other young leaders, it is our hope that youth and adult leaders will come away from camp feeling renewed, refreshed, and equipped with some new tools to use in their own ministry settings.
Our speaker for the weekend is the Rev. Kevin Strickland, Assistant to the ELCA Presiding Bishop, Executive for Worship of the ELCA. He began his call with the churchwide office in August, 2014. Pastor Strickland believes that worship is central to our mission. “Worship is at the heart of our mission as Christ's church and provides an opportunity for us to be made whole and encounter the holy. Worship equips us to be disciples in this world, striving for justice and in doing so, we return often to the heart of our mission to be re-charged and fed.”
The cost for the weekend, which includes all programming and 4 meals, is $99 per person, adults and youth. An event t-shirt is included for those who register prior to October 26. All youth must be accompanied by a same gender adult leader from their home congregation. Medical release forms are the responsibility of the adult leader accompanying the youth.
During this time together, there will also be elections to the open positions on each of the Synod Youth Teams. Contact Janet Renick (email@example.com) to find out which positions are open on the Southwest California Youth Team and for the positions on the Pacifica Synod Youth Team, contact Terri Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, visit the event web page for the Gathering.