June 27 – July 1, 2018 we will be gathering in Houston for the ELCA Youth Gathering. Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth 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.
ELCA Youth Gathering team announces the theme of the 2018 gathering. “This Changes Everything,” based on Ephesians 2:8, “By grace you have been saved…”
The Gathering website is live now and filled with LOTS of exciting information, videos and resources to get you started in planning for your attendance. Go to www.elca.org/youthgathering to learn more!
We are excited to announce that Amanda Pulos, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley, will serve as our synod’s Gathering Synod Coordinator for the 2018 Gathering. Beginning in February 2018, Amanda will be our go-to person for questions about planning and preparing for the Gathering.
In the meantime, check our Facebook page for Pacifica Synod 2018 Houston Youth Gathering Leaders. If you’re not already a member, click the link above and request to join the group.
We also are excited to announce that the Rev. Ramon Zarate, pastor at First Lutheran Church in Vista, will serve as the Synod Day Director for Pacifica. He will be instrumental in the planning and leadership of the day set aside at the Gathering for us to gather as a synod.
We give thanks and welcome both of these faithful leaders to these roles. Please keep them both in your prayers and watch for more information to come!