2024 ELCA NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING

JULY 16-20 NEW ORLEANS, LA

Hope is sending a team of 5 high school youth and 2 adults to the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering held in New Orleans this summer from July 16-20, and we need your help to get there!

 

Our goal is to raise $13,500 to fund our trip.  The Youth Gathering provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our young people to gather with thousands of other Lutheran youth from across the country for worship, faith formation, and service in the local New Orleans community.  You can learn more about the Gathering here.

Help us send our youth to the 2024 Youth Gathering!

fundraising update

March 3, 2024

Our Hope Youth keep getting closer to “The Big Easy”, thanks to the generous support of our community!

We are excited to report that in our first three weeks of stock sales and Coffee Bar Takeover, our youth have raised $5,118.39 towards our $13,500 goal to fund their trip to attend the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering this July in New Orleans.  Our youth will be back in action this Sunday, March 3 continuing to sell stock shares and doing another Coffee Bar Takeoverduring fellowship hour (9:30am-10:30am) for tips to go towards funding the trip.  Please stop by to say hello, ask them about the Gathering, and tip generously at the coffee bar!

Our youth will continue to host a few more Coffee Bar Takeovers in the month of March, so please stop on by during fellowship hour, look for the Youth Gathering Tip Jar, and tip generously to help send our youth to New Orleans.  And, stock sales will continue to be available online and when the youth are working the coffee bar, up until we reach our goal or head to New Orleans in July!

Click here for more information about the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering, “Created to Be”.

Please continue to keep our youth and adult leaders in your prayers as they prepare for this experience and thank you for your investment in our youth-- our Hope for the Future!

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

FEBRUARY 25, 2024

We are well on our way to New Orleans!


The generosity and support of our community for our five youth and two adults to attend the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering this July in New Orleans continues to grow!  We had an amazing second week of stock sales and coffee bar takeover, and we are happy to report that we have raised over $4,358 towards our $13,500 goal to fully fund this life-changing experience for our youth. 

There is still plenty of time to become an investor, or to prayerfully consider increasing your investment with more shares of stock.  As a reminder, stock shares are $25 each and there is no limit to how many you can buy!  Come say hi to our youth during fellowship hour this Sunday from 9:30am-10:30am and purchase your stock.  And, look for them again NEXT SUNDAY, March 3, as they once again TAKEOVER THE COFFEE BAR during fellowship hour for tips to go towards funding the trip.  Also, come check out our Youth Gathering “Stockholders” wall on display on the Art Wall next to the Sanctuary, where we are recognizing and thanking our investors, and featuring our Youth Gathering group.

Click here for more information about the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering, “Created to Be”.

Please continue to keep our youth and adult leaders in your prayers as they prepare for this experience and thank you for your investment in our youth-- our Hope for the Future!


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FUNDRAISING UPDATE

FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Our Hope Youth had an amazing opening weekend of Stock sales in fundraising for their trip to the 2024 ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans this July!   Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are happy to report that we have already raised $1100 towards our $13,500 goal to fully fund this life-changing faith formation experience for five youth and two adult leaders from Hope.  There is still plenty of time to become an investor, or to prayerfully consider increasing your investment with more shares of stock.  As a reminder, stock shares are $25 each and there is no limit to how many you can buy! 

In addition to selling stock again this Sunday, our youth will also be TAKING OVER THE COFFEE BARduring Fellowship Hour from 9:30-10:30 and accepting tips to go towards funding the trip.  Come say hello, grab a cup of coffee, and tip generously in their Youth Gathering-themed Tip Jar!

 

Also, keep an eye out for our “Stockholders” wall on display on the Art Wall next to the Sanctuary.  This is where we will be highlighting our Youth Gathering group and recognizing those who have purchased stock and invested in them.  

 

Please continue to keep our youth and adult leaders in your prayers as they prepare for this experience and thank you for your investment in our youth who are our Hope for the Future!

MEET THE PARTICIPANTS


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HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • STOCK PURCHASE PROGRAM

    The participants of this year's National Youth Gathering will sell stock at $25 per share in efforts to fundraise their trip. Stock will be available for purchase during Fellowship Hour on the following Sundays:

    • February 11
    • February 18
    • February 25
    • March 3

    Make sure to stop by the Stock Purchase Program table and purchase your shares!


    Prefer to purchase shares of stock online? Click here and we'll prepare a stock certificate for pickup, to send via email, or we'll even mail to your home!

  • ONLINE DONATIONS ACCEPTED

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE

    The participants of this year's National Youth Gathering also accept monetary donations of any amount. Click here and you will be redirected to our online giving platform. Once there, click in the Purpose field and choose Youth Gathering from the dropdown choices. If you need help, please contact Hope's Director of Operations, Allan Pfitzenmaier at 248-553-7170 x11 or email DirOfOps@HopeOn12.com.

  • COFFEE BAR TAKEOVER

    The participants of this year's National Youth Gathering will become baristas and  pour coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for you on the following Sundays:

    • February 18
    • March 3
    • March 10
    • March 24

    Make sure to tip generously as these tips help fund their way to New Orleans!

  • PRAY

    Please continue to hold our group of youth and adult leaders in your prayers as they prepare spiritually, physically, and mentally to participate in the Gathering, and please especially hold them in prayer during the trip.  Thank you so much for your support of our young people, and sharing in our Hope for the Future!