Events + Retreats
2017-2018 Youth Events theme
What does this mean?
Two thousand years ago, an edgy rabbi from Galilee gathered a group of losers and started traveling from town to town, stirring up trouble in synagogues, hanging out with social outcasts, healing the sick, casting out demons, and getting into fights with the powers that be. Five hundred years ago, a snarky and faithful German monk named Martin Luther started causing trouble in the name of Jesus in Germany and throughout Europe.
Here’s the thing — the Holy Spirit is always up to something. Always challenging our assumptions. Always troubling people in power. Always working toward justice. Always calling us to repentance. Always raising us to new life. Always reforming ... reforming us, reforming our church, reforming our society. Together we’ll draw from God's Word and our confessional foundations to dive deep into this ongoing work of Reformation.
About Our Youth Events
Young people and adult advisers from across the Synod gather for a weekend of fun, Bible study, service, worship, and community building in large groups as well as smaller ones. Each day ends with Family Time, an opportunity for prayer and reflection. We offer separate events for Middle and High School youth.
Learn more about and get registration information plus forms for:
For cancellations received up to three weeks before the event: Non-refundable deposits are forfeited and the remaining balance of the fee is forgiven. A refund will be issued if the balance has already been paid. Substitutions and additions can only be made at the event registrar's discretion. Participants are responsible for the full balance if cancelling less than three weeks before the event. Please contact us if you have any questions.
LWR School Kits
At FreeRide, our synod’s middle school youth event in October, we’re assembling school kits for Lutheran World Relief. These will go to refugee camps all over the world. For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are the supplies needed to make these school kits. It is broken up by the first letterof the name of your church:
All churches - 4 notebooks per participant (70-page only, spiral bound)
A - F - drawstring bags ($1 at Dollar Tree or can be made)
G - J - pens (ballpoint blue or black)
K - O - rulers (30 cm)
P - R - #2 pencils (not sharpened)
S & Saints - scissors (blunt tip - 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree)
T - Z - crayons (16 or 24-pack)
You are, of course, welcome to bring supplies not assigned to your congregation. Each kit includes 1 drawstring bag, 5 ballpoint pens, 5 unsharpened #2 pencils, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 30cm ruler, 1 pair blunt scissors, 1 pack of crayons (16 or 24-count), and 4 70-page spiral bound notebooks.
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