TVLC TUCSON YOUTH HELPING DETROIT
Team Member: Rachel Steffan Klomp
EVENT DATE Jul 15, 2015
Julie Muirhead wrote -
The high school youth of Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson, AZ, have committed to attending a five-day conference and service project in support of the City of Detroit. After their opportunity to make a difference in New Orleans in 2012, the TVLC Youth are extremely excited to attend the 2015 conference and serve the Detroit community. For that reason, we are striving to help them raise the funds to make this trip.
Each participant has been asked to personally pay the conference registration fee of $325. Beyond that, monies raised through fundraising will go toward airfare, ground transportation, lodging and meal expenses. These expenses are estimated to cost at least $1,000 per person, and we hope to help assist more than 20 teens!
The following information regarding this conference and service project was taken from the ELCA Youth Gathering website…
The "ELCA Youth Gathering: Rise Up Together" is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play. It is an opportunity for our youth to "rise up" and engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ. It is an opportunity for them to be inspired, encouraged, and sent out to do God’s work in our world.
The next Gathering will be held July 15-19, 2015, in Detroit, MI. Between Wednesday and Sunday, participants will rotate through a variety of service-learning experiences in the surrounding community. They will explore and strengthen their faith by studying God’s word, serving their neighbor, sharing worship and communion, participating in lively faith discussions and broadening their knowledge of God’s wonderfully diverse world.
Please help us help our youth energize their faith and discover their call to serve in the world — locally and globally. Please help us help them fulfill their baptismal promises to:
• Live among God’s faithful people,
• Hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
• Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through words and deed,
• Serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
• Strive for justice and peace in all the earth.
Thank you for your consideration!