An update regarding the 2022 Gathering

After much prayer, conversation and tears, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Gathering, MYLE and the tAble due to the ongoing pandemic, the recent COVID-19 surge and public health considerations.

We know there are thousands of young people who will not get to experience the Gathering, and our hearts break for them. This was not an easy decision, and we ask for your prayers and your grace. We understand the impact this decision will have on our youth, volunteers and planning teams, and we hope to return to Minneapolis for a future Gathering.

Registered congregations can visit their registration accounts starting Monday, Feb. 7, to select their desired refund option.

With God’s power at work in and through us, we can do far more than we dare ask or imagine! The ELCA is fully committed to supporting the young people of our church and to seeing that the ministry of the Gathering, MYLE and the tAble continue for years to come. With that assurance, we are turning our attention toward 2024 for the next Gathering. Stay tuned to Gathering communications for a location announcement this summer.

Grace and peace.

The Youth and I are, of course, heartbroken. But we shall persevere! We are in the process of planning a service opportunity for the same timeframe this summer, and your previous donations to the Youth going to the Youth Gathering will be used for a similar trip this summer and/or saved for the 2024 Youth Gathering. Want to help us? Want to go with us? Have an idea? Email Deacon Mandy or talk to our Youth!