Youth from the Northeastern Iowa Synod are invited to join a synod-sponsored youth gathering July 24-27 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
The “Boundless Gathering” event is being offered in place of the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering, which was cancelled. The Boundless Gathering is open to all students from this synod who have completed eighth through 12th grades by summer 2022.
- Sunday starts around 3 p.m. with registration, followed by dinner and evening programming.
- Monday will be a day for everyone to explore Minneapolis during the day and gather for evening programming.
- Tuesday is a service day in the community, starting and ending with special programming together.
- Wednesday includes breakfast and a closing worship service concluding before noon.
Programming and activities will include games, speakers, musical entertainment, and conversations to help grow in faith. Scheduled speakers are Tiger McLuen, Joelle Hassler and Cesar Castillejos. The Summer Festival Band (SFB) will provide worship music, and Noah Sonie will share his talents in magic, mind reading and hypnosis.
Registration is due by April 1.
The cost to attend is $350 per person, which includes a t-shirt, seven meals and on-campus housing. Each congregation will be in charge of providing their group’s transportation, including for the service day.
Congregation registration is available online at the link below. Individual registration forms will be sent to participating congregations at a later date.
To learn more, email or call the synod office, 319-352-1414.