ELCA Youth Gathering goes to Detroit in 2015
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SES Youth Attend the ELCA Youth Gathering
Over 420 Youth and Adults from the Southeastern Synod attended the Youth Gathering in New Orleans July 16-22, 2012. Our youth followed the path of Practice Peace on Thursday, Practice Justice on Friday, and Practice Discipleship on Saturday. This was the synod day! Bishop Gordy led worship with the youth and Starboarders led the music for the day. After worship, the youth broke into small groups determined by colored bracelets with the 7 faith practices embossed on them. Then the small groups discussed the 6 other faith practices, serve, invite, pray, encourage, give, and study. Special thanks to the over 40 adults who were willing to serve as small group leaders. The cool thing too, was there two small groups of adults who also studied the faith practices. After the day was over as a synod, the youth headed out with their congregations for a Discipleship Tour. They took pictures as they practiced together again the 7 faith practices. Check out some of the pictures from the Practice Discipleship Day.