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2024 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING | Announcement



Greetings in the name of Jesus,

It is an honor to serve as the Synod Champion for Metro NY as we prepare for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans July 16-20, 2024, Pre-Gathering events MYLE and the tAble July 13-16, 2024, and new this year the ELCA Gathering for Young Adults (aged 18-35) which will run concurrently with the ELCA Youth Gathering. I’m already getting excited thinking about gathering with 30,000 Lutherans under the theme Created to Be. Preparing is never too soon, and I am here to help support you as we prepare for this amazing experience together. Here are a few places where you can get started:

  • Visit the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering site HERE
  • Check out gLearn, an interactive hub for courses and trainings related to the events. 
  • I also suggest you sign up for gNews, the Gathering Newsletter, to keep you updated as we get closer to next summer

As a Synod, we’ve set up a couple of times where we can walk through this information together and have time for Q&A. If you’ve never been to an ELCA Youth Gathering and want to learn what’s happening this year, please join us for one of these Zooms:

  • Monday, July 10; 7:30 PM EDT | Register for this meeting HERE
  • Tuesday, July 11; 1 PM EDT | Register for this meeting HERE

Lastly, I am here to help support you in any way that I can as we prepare for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering! Please reach out if you have any questions or need any help getting started planning with your congregation. You can call or text me at 516-557-1301 or send me an email at [email protected].

With Joy,
—The Rev. John Hickey
Pastor at Our Redeemer, Seaford, and 2024 ELCA Gathering Champion for the Metro NY Synod


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