ELCA Youth Gathering: This Changes Everything
June 27 – July 1, 2018
Houston, Texas  

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. The theme of the 2018 gathering is This Changes Everything, based on Ephesians 2:8 – “By grace you have been saved…” Go to www.elca.org/youthgathering to learn more, and join the  Facebook page for Southwest California Synod 2018 Youth Gathering Leaders to stay updated.

Synod Coordinator Janet Renick is our go-to person for questions about planning and preparing for the Gathering, and Another Level Pastor Jonathan Hemphill will serve as the Synod Day Director for Southwest California.


Luther: The Rock Opera
Words and Music by LOST AND FOUND
Based on Luther, the graphic novel, by Dr. Rich Melheim
Illustrations by Jonathan Koelsch and Sherwin Schwartzrock

Special Performance – Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
American Lutheran Church
755 N. Whitnall Highway, Burbank

Tickets are $10, and proceeds will youth make the journey to Houston for the ELCA National Youth Gathering this summer!

Hear and see the story of Martin Luther and the start of the Reformation like you’ve never experienced it before! More information here.

Love the Earth Youth Challenge – Region 2

WE ARE God’s beautiful creation, and caretakers too!

What ideas do the youth of your congregation have to act on this vocation this Earth Day? Let’s work together to support their passion. We encourage youth to sprout a project of their choice any day until April 30 to celebrate creation– whether it be to serve together in a community garden, start a compost project, feed the hungry, host a yard sale to promote reusing items…the options are endless.

Creativity thrives in our youth! Send a 30-second video clip of your youth in action, and we’ll stitch them together to present at the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering. Let’s support our youth inspiring God’s love of creation!

To send a submission or ask a question, please contact: Yolanda Mosley at ymosley@callutheran.edu or Petra Rickertsen at prickertsen@callutheran.edu.

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Email Janet Renick at janetor@aol.com