2018 National Youth Gathering – Houston


2018 HoustonJune 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.

The ELCA Youth Gathering theme of the 2018 gathering is This Changes Everything based on Ephesians 2:8, “By grace you have been saved…” Read more about the theme and the plans ahead for the Youth Gathering.

About Houston:
People might know it as Beyoncé’s hometown, others as the world hub of the energy industry, some for its prominence as the flight control center for all of NASA’s manned space missions, but we know it best as the host city for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering! We also know Houston to be a diverse, multicultural metropolis with thriving performing arts and culinary scenes, over 55,000 acres of green space, large and growing international community, and so much more.

CLICK HERE to register for the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX!

CLICK HERE to receive texts about Houston 2018 – this will include fundraising info and general planning and details.

CLICK HERE to receive e-mails about fundraising opportunities here at Peace.

Fundraising:

We’re kicking off fundraising for Houston 2018! We are excited to start the fundraising for this amazing trip. Our goal is that, outside of the initial deposit of $150.00, we want to raise all the money for this trip and we’re taking off running! What you need to know –  for Houston 2018, every fundraiser we do, the money will go towards the group as a whole and we are going to accomplish the goal of fundraising together!

CHANGE WARS! The month of October our wonderful pastors will be collecting money in jugs outside of the sanctuary. November 1st we’ll count it all up and the pastor with the most money in his/her jug has agreed to a new look for Advent – he/she will turn his/her hair blue for the first weekend of Advent. BONUS – if we raise $10,000, all four of them will turn blue.

Christmas Sale – Drop off your Christmas decorations during the month of October and we’ll have a sale in November for you to update your own decorations! Please make sure things work before dropping them off – including lights and outdoor decorations. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 12th to come buy something new to you.