Support the ELCA Youth Gathering

Make an online gift to support the ministries of the tAble, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event and the Gathering. View suggested donations detailed below.

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Suggested Donations

ELCA Youth Gathering

$25 – Row House Kit

Service learning will take participants to row houses in Houston's 2nd, 3rd and 5th Ward. Here our participants will be painting houses on the row and adding to the neighborhood beautification.

A Row House Kit includes gloves, paint and brushes.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$50 – Cleanup Kit

Donate a cleanup kit to aid Gathering participants as they help the city in its recovery as part of their service learning experience.

A Hurricane Cleanup Kit includes trash bags, gloves and various tools.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$50 – Synod Day Kit

Synod Day is one of the rotation program days. Participants meet as a synod for worship, Bible study, fellowship and more.

A Synod Day Kit includes worship and Bible study materials, including bread and wine for communion.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$100 – Garden Kit

One of the service learning opportunities we will be offering at the Gathering is building gardens for homes, communities and schools. These gardens give access to fresh food, as well as develop community as people work together to maintain their garden.

A Garden Kit includes soil, gardening tools and two-by-fours.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$200 – Interactive Learning Service Kit

Interactive learning is a “holy playground,” of sorts, that invites Gathering participants to encounter God through a variety of learning styles and sensory experiences. Part of interactive learning is an opportunity to participate in service projects that will benefit the city of Houston.

Consider donating to help provide materials for our youth to participate in these activities.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$500 – Support MYLE and the tAble

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events – the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a ministry that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

Consider donating to support these two important ministries.

ELCA Youth Gathering

$1,000 – Gathering Support

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the ELCA 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.

Consider making a gift to support this transformative ministry and the thousands of youth who will be with us in 2018.

ELCA Youth Gathering

Your gift of any amount supports the ELCA Youth Gathering

We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. In 2018, ELCA youth will serve the people of Houston. Service is at the heart of our faith, and a priority for the ELCA Youth Gathering.

You can support their ministry today.

By mail

Make checks payable to
ELCA Youth Gathering and send to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

By phone

Call 800-638-3522 to make a donation with a credit card. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. The ELCA’s tax identification number is 41-1568278.