What does it mean to be the host synod of the ELCA Youth Gathering?

The ELCA Youth Gathering will be coming to Houston, Texas in 2018. We are honored and excited to host on June 27 – July 1, 2018.

So what does it mean to be the host synod?

this-changes-everything-logoWe get to host tens of thousands of Lutheran youth from all over the country. Houston will be blessed by their presence, their joy, their service projects, and their economic stimulation. Let’s start thinking about how we can show them some good ol’ hospitality.

The registration and hotel costs remain the same for us. However, the travel expenses will be minimal compared to previous cycles.

If our groups do not stay at Gathering hotels, they cannot attend the event. This is due largely in part to risk-management, security, and transportation. If congregations are not at Gathering hotels, then the Gathering cannot account for them, and there are liability implications.

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