Dear Partners in Mission:
The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in Minneapolis on July 24-28. In more regular times congregations would be well on their way with planning, fundraising, and solidifying their groups for this transformational event for our young people. However, we are not in usual times.
If you may feel behind in your preparations or aren’t even sure where to start we have resources for you on our synod website. Additionally the gathering has published a helpful blog with 10 things to know as you prepare. Finally, as members of the NT-NL Synod you have a unique opportunity in the ELCA to send youth via our “Bishop’s Group.” I will be the lead sponsor for youth from congregations with 3 or less youth attending and no adult sponsor. If there is a young person (entering 9th grade-through 2022 grad) who should have this experience we need you to connect with them, their family, and get them connected to us. Please take on this leadership role and ensure our NT-NL young people have this experience. To learn more you can contact me at BpGronberg@ntnl.org, read the attached information pages, and you can register for the group here.
In Mission Together,