Presentation on theme: "WELCOME! 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering Rise Up Together."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME! 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering Rise Up Together
Your New Friends Mrs. Deb Ford Pr. Mark Anderson
Why a “Gathering” “The Mission of the Gathering is adolescent faith formation” “The Mission of the Gathering is adolescent faith formation” This happens in Getting Ready This happens in Getting Ready During Gathering Program During Gathering Program In Congregational groups In Congregational groups After the Gathering After the Gathering
Why Detroit? The Methodists had already reserved Disney land
Why Detroit? It is not the best city for the Gathering It is the best mission for the Gathering 1.86 million to 700,000 80,000 empty buildings Manufacturing 200,000 to 20,000 7% of 8 th graders can read
What should we be doing now? Getting Ready Bible Study Covenant gNews Communication with Congregation Follow @elcagathering or Facebook/youthgathering @synodmark Check website
Practice Discipleship Other Upcoming Webinars We're excited about our upcoming webinars! All are 1pm Central. 1."Story of Place and Displacement" with Carol Jacobson - April 7th 2."Story of Adolescence" with Dawn Rundman - May 5th 3."Story of Self and Other" with Mindy Makant - Sept. 1st 4."Story of Service" with Mark Jackson - Oct. 6th 5."Story of Faith Community" with John Cummings, Meghan Sobocienski & Elizabeth Flores - Nov. 3rd. Interested in learning more about the Practice Discipleship Initiative? Our website contains lots of FREE resources for the journey. Practice Discipleship Initiative
What to Bring 6 outfits teddy bear Swim stuff Gloves Back Pack H2o Bottle Money Adults Boo-boo kit Kid contact Information Best Attitude Group Diapers Tool First Aid Duct Tape Forms S.A.F.E. All
Travel Day The Next Exit is your last chance 10 Miles From Detroit I-94 Fairlane Green/Allen Park, MI Last Chance for “Big Box” stores, etc.
Arrival Day 1 Go directly to your hotel T-Shirts were already mailed to you Register for the Gathering at the Hotel All payment due May 15 no $ at the Gathering Register for the hotel at the Hotel Un Pack Go to Ford Field NEW!!!
Transportation City of Detroit transportation Your own Transportation You have heard it said there is a “people mover” but I say unto you it is but a toy train
Ford Field “soft opening” at 5:30 There is no reason to show up early Concession close at 7:30 (even if you are in line) Backpacks will be inspected No Pushing!!!! 7,500 seats on the floor
Cobo Center 11 Football Fields Cross in the Center all paths lead to the cross Shoes, water bottle, Bible Zip line, bumper cars, creative expression, build a house, food court, resting place, bands Donate Hair, blood, money Colleges
Proclaim Community Day 2 The Trick will be to prepare and Prioritize Food in and around Cobo Anyone can go Anytime
Proclaim Justice Day 3 Detroit is 140 Sq. miles Anticipate 10-25 ride to site Nowhere we have not been invited Nowhere that is not safe 6 interest areas You learn assignment on the bus Bring: gloves, shoes, shirt Provided: Story teller, college student
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