The ELCA Youth Gathering is officially underway in Detroit. There are many ways that you can follow the events on social media and your computer. See the event schedule, the live video streaming schedule, and watch videos. If you want to follow on Twitter, the hashtag is #riseupelca. The photos and comments on Twitter are directly visible on the Youth Gathering web page and it is updated every second and really fun to watch!
The Youth Gathering Facebook page contains information, photos and videos, and Instagram offers videos and photos, too. Maybe you will find your congregation’s youth in the crowd of over 30,000 ELCA Lutherans, most of them under 20, who are worshiping and hearing the word of God in Detroit.
ELCA youth will incarnate the phrase “God’s work. Our hands.” when they participate in various community service projects in Detroit. Throughout the Gathering, 10,000 people will serve each day on their synod’s chosen Proclaim Justice Day. They will strengthen their faith by studying God’s word, serving their neighbor, sharing bread and wine in worship, participating in lively faith discussions and broadening their experience of God’s world.