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June 11-14, 2017
High school youth from ELCA congregations are invited to the Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event June 11-14 at Luther College in Decorah. This annual camp is designed to help high school youth learn how to become future leaders of the church. WIYLDE offers three tracks designed to give in-depth knowledge and training on a particular type of leadership. The teens will meet in small groups to discuss and put into action what they learn. More info here!
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering Meeting
Whether You're Planning on Going, Thinking About Going, or Wondering How You can Participate.... this meeting is for you!!!
The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering is only 14 months away!! If you haven't started planning, now is the time!! Do you have questions or want to hear why you should take youth from your congregation? Do you want to hear about opportunities for transportation? Then plan on attending one of the informational meetings that is planned for May 6th.
Saturday, May 6th
St. Paul, Holstein - 9:30 am
Christ Lutheran, Ft. Dodge - 2:30 pm
The Synod Coordinators for the gathering are Kim and Tracy Gayer from Inwood.
The Official Gathering Handbook is a great resource for all your planning for the 2018 Youth Gathering in Houston.
This handbook covers everything from Pre-Gathering planning, experiences and expectations at the Gathering, and how to process and share your post-Gathering experiences. Having trouble budgeting? The Handbook has sample budgets! Don't know where to begin with your group covenant? It's got you covered! Whether this is your first Gathering, or your 14th, there's something for everyone in the Handbook.
Download the handbook on the Gathering website, or
Order a printed version from Old Lutheran
Youth Gathering Info Here
The youth and young adults in our congregations and communities are not our church of the future...they are a part of our church here and now! But often, we do not treat them like they are a part of our church family.
Looking for new ideas or advice for your youth group, give Lynn a call at 712.732.4968 ext. 448, she would love to share ideas with you and talk about other youth/young adult ideas or issues with you!
The Next ELCA Youth Gathering will be here soon!!
June 27th - July 1st, 2018
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 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. More info here... Looking for another congregation to join with or to find out ways your congregation can be involved? If so, contact Lynn or Tracy Gayer!! Registration opens on September 15th, 2017!!
Outreach Nights for 6th-12th graders
Outreach nights are an opportunity for those in your 6th through 12th grade youth groups and beyond to join with other youth of all denominations from around the area to fellowship, grow in faith, and have fun together. An evening of outreach includes dinner, worship, a message, and of course, games!
Where: Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp When: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How Much: $3 per person for food
Dates: Novermber 6, December 4, January 8
RSVP to Dan: email@example.com or 712-337-3306 ext. 119