Important National Youth Assembly News from Peg

December 29, 2017

Blessed New Year to all!

Still a little business to wrap up the year:

T-shirt contest for NIS will be to design the t-shirt for Synod Day.  Get your artists ready to send in by JANUARY 15, 2018 their entry.  Youth or adult may enter; label picture with name of artist, name of adult leader, name of the church, city.  Send to me at 2140A Grand Detour Rd., Dixon, IL 61021.  Every entry will receive a free shirt, with the winning entry receiving 5 to share with his/her youth group.  They will be judged by a local artist (not me).  You may use the logo from the Gathering, ELCA or design your own.

I hate to repeat myself, but I have received some information about the numbers attending and the method of transportation.  Unfortunately, either I am not clear enough in my request or you are not certain as to how you will travel to Houston.  Please humor me and send me a brief email ( to say church, town, adult leader, number going, yes or no to synod bus, and, if not synod bus, how are you traveling.  I need to be in touch with the company after the first of the year to set times and locations for pick up and return.  Right now I have 5 buses reserved, but I am certain of only 2 bus loads.  TriStates Travel is great to work with and is willing to adjust to our needs.  But I NEED to know!  Thank you for your patience on this one!!

God bless you and your congregations with the peace and love that come during this season of the church year.  Jesus came to show us the love of God and to save us from ourselves and the world.