Summer Service TripThe National Youth Gathering is in 2012 but our registration deadline is the end of September!
Next week there will be a mailing going out with more details but I just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can think about it in the next weeks. Details we know so far...
When is the trip?
July 14-24th 2012, mark your calendars!
Who gets to go?
All youth in grades 9-12 (as of September 2011) are invited to join us.
What's a Youth Gathering?
It's a gathering of 40,000 ELCA youth from around the country for a week of service, worship, learning, great music, exploring a new city and tons of fun.
Why should you go?
It's a unique, life-changing opportunity to see and experience the WHOLE church and what we are capable of as a community united in Christ. It challenges you to be a witness to others, to practice discipleship and to strive for peace and justice. It gives you an amazing perspective of what you are a part of as Christian youth in the world. You will not be disappointed!
What will it cost?
The figures will be better as time goes on but at this point the cost looks to be $925. This is an affordable trip, there will be ample opportunity to fundraise and there will be a monthly payment "coupon" book, so that it is spread out throughout the year and not all paid in one lump sum. The cost includes transportation, the gathering registration, a few meals, lodging, side trips and service opportunities.
Where do we stay? On the way down, and back its possible that we will stay in churches but while we are in New Orleans we will be in a hotel. Every night, there are community activities at the hotels including inflatable games/obstacles, dances, food, music, etc. You won't be bored, we promise.
When do we register?
Registration will open in August 2011 and will close on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. We know that's early, but with 40,000 people going to this event, we have to plan ahead!
We hope that you will consider this opportunity for your young person!