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This Changes Everything

Join us for a "This Changes Everything" youth event at Thiel College! We're gathering around the theme from Matthew 2:2b, "...we observed his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage."

Natasha T. Miller, the acclaimed poet who appeared at the last ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, Mich., will be our special guest for the Martin luther King Jr. holiday. This is a pre-ELCA youth gathering event to generate excitement and build up to the national "This Changes Everything" gathering in Houston, July 2018. Senior high youth groups with their advisers are welcome to register.

The cost is $5 per person. You will be hosted on campus overnight, so don't forget to bring your sleeping bag and overnight bag! Campus Ministry students will provide programming and devotions.

Feel free to invite your friends to join us too for this amazing opportunity that includes fellowship, fun and service, all in the name of Jesus–who "changes everything."

RSVP by Jan. 11, so we can plan for supplies and food.

Below is a schedule for the event:

Sunday, Jan. 15
4-5 p.m. - Check in at the Howard Miller Student Center (HMSC) Weyers lounge
5-6 p.m. - Dinner in the HMSC Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. - Kickoff bonfire in the Campus Quad and vigil walk to the David Johnson Memorial Chapel
7:30 p.m. - Opening gathering with Natasha T. Miller in the Chapel
8:30 p.m. - Settle in at the Glen Johnson Community Center (GJCC) where youth and advisers will be staying overnight
9 p.m. - Wings and Sings event in the HMSC Bistro
11 p.m. - Youth groups gather back at the GJCC for late night devotions and sleep

Monday, Jan. 16
9-10 a.m. - Breakfast in the GJCC
10:30 a.m. - Morning devotions
11 a.m. - Campus events, classes and Martin Luther King Jr. programming
Noon - Lunch with the Admissions event in the Lutheran Heritage Room (LHR) in the HMSC
1 p.m. - Servant event/project and classes with Martin Luther King Jr. programs
                  Rehearsals for the 4 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Worship service
4 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Worship Service in the Chapel
5 p.m. -   Sending prayers; homeward bound!


For more information, contact Pastor Jayne M. Thompson at pjthompson@thiel.edu.