A Note on the 2022 Synod Journey to the ELCA Youth Gathering: We do plan to offer a 2022 Synod Journey, with exact plans yet to be determined. The NE MN Synod Journey Team tentatively plans to mail out registration packets in August, with registration to be held later in October to give congregations extra time this fall to recruit participants and begin fundraising. Watch for updates posted here and in Youth E-Chat!
Fall 2020 - June 2021 For your entire congregation: Youth...adults...ministry leaders!
A new opportunity as we journey together through COVID-19
Who are you? Whose are you? What deeply roots you for seasons of change?
This year, we invite you and your congregation to be deeply rooted in faith. Free discussion guides will help you explore your identity in Christ and equip you to live your faith as you encounter changing seasons of life.
What is the “NEW” Synod Journey? Pre-pandemic, the Synod Journey has been a yearlong faith formation journey primarily for youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering. In May we recognized the many challenges for congregations to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering if it would still happen in 2021. The Synod Journey Planning Team announced we were cancelling the Synod Journey as an event tied to the ELCA Youth Gathering and creating a new plan to provide a year of resources for the entire congregation: youth in middle school and high school, as well as adults. In the midst of challenges to create and provide programming during COVID-19, these resources could become the foundation of your youth and adult ministries! Theme: “Deeply Rooted in a Boundless God Beyond Measure” Focus: To explore your identity in Christ and equip you to live your faith as you encounter the changing seasons of life. Target Ages: Middle school youth, high school youth, adults Free Resources: Nine Discussion Guides, Monthly Gathering for Ministry Leaders Paid Resources: “Camp SJ” for high school youth and their adult leaders It is our hope that entire congregations throughout the synod can be having similar conversations as they are deeply rooted in faith this coming year!
ELCA Youth Gathering...
ELCA Youth Gathering Update: February 22, 2021 Gathering leadership continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may impact the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering, MYLE & the tAble. Many of those impacts remain unknown this far in advance of the event dates, however we are optimistic that we will be together in Minneapolis next summer. We plan to provide an update on the Gathering’s viability later this summer (before registration opens) and again in late November/early December. We will continue sharing updates through Gathering communication as we learn more about the projected state of the virus in July 2022. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these details with an ever-changing virus. #ELCAYG2022