In June 2018, our high school youth spent a life-changing week in Houston, TX. It is impossible to summarize the experience, but here’s a glimpse:
– worshiping with 31,242 siblings in Christ
– canvassing a neighborhood affected by flooding to facilitate access to resources offered by the city
– exploring the wide range of justice, peacebuilding, and faith-formation ministries connected to the ELCA
– communing with those from our Synod
– making new friends from around the corner and around the world
Through all that and so much more, we truly experienced how God’s call, God’s love, God’s grace, and God’s hope change everything. And as we departed, Presiding Bishop Eaton emphasized that, more than anything, Jesus has already changed everything!
Below are just a few photos of the experience. For more check out @felccyouth and #elcayg2018 on instagram and @youthgathering on facebook.
The next Gathering will take place in 2021 in Minneapolis. We’re already looking forward to it!