"WE ARE _____" A Pre-Recorded Middle School Gathering Available November 1, 2020 2020 Confirmation Theme: The Apostle's Creed
Due to COVID-19, the in-person Middle School Gathering at Cragun’s has been cancelled for the safety of our youth and adults. But there will still be a Middle School Gathering! What will this look like?
We provide FREE resources - you put on the event!
Middle School Gathering T-Shirts for Sale! $12 per shirt, Sizes Small - 4XL (Adult Sizes) Order Deadline: October 15, 2020 Do you want to give young people a memory of your at-home version of the Middle School Gathering? T-Shirts are available to order for your middle school youth, adult volunteers, and anyone in the congregation! We ask that you choose one Primary Contact to collect t-shirt orders and place the order for your entire congregation. Order are due by October 15. Shirts will ship beginning November 2 and should arrive within 7-10 days. You also have the option to pick up shirts at the synod office beginning November 3.
The LYO Board will develop resources around our theme and the Apostle’s Creed for you to lead your own Middle School Gathering online or in-person if it is safe to meet. Resources will include pre-recorded videos and scripted documents to lead the elements in the suggested schedule. Each element on the schedule will be a stand-alone element. You can lead all elements in a one day event, or use individual elements over the course of several weeks as part of your confirmation curriculum or youth group.
You are encouraged to consider what new creative possibilities this offers! How might you partner with other congregations to help youth build relationships and see church as bigger than your building? Meeting online means you don’t have to partner with congregations within driving distance, and smaller congregations can instantly have larger youth groups! Dates can now be flexible to fit the schedules of youth and your community. What other opportunities does this new format make possible for you?
We pray these resources will nurture faith in your middle school youth as they dig into the Apostle’s Creed. May these ancient words come alive to shape their identity as a child of God within your faith community, so they can live out their faith in the world.
Resources will be posted by November 1, 2020
Confirmation Theme Rotation 2020: The Apostle's Creed 2021: The Lord's Prayer 2022: The Sacraments 2023: Ten Commandments