The NE MN Synod Journey
to the
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering 
May 26, 2018
The Final Mailing!
The Final Mailing will go out in Tuesday's mail to Primary Leaders. But you can access the information now at! The mailing contains:
  • Final Updates
  • Final Itinerary
  • Itinerary Overview for Parents
  • Bus Departures
  • Housing Assignments
  • Packing List
  • Health Issues Contact List and Reminders
Keep checking the Facebook Group for updates in our final weeks!

On the Journey together,
Catherine Anderson
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Forms, Forms, Forms!

Thank you for the work you are doing to get missing information/signatures/forms to Marilyn! Please make every effort to get all these pieces in no later than June 1 to give us time to process everything!

Remember - youth or adults CANNOT get on the bus on June 23rd unless ALL their forms have been submitted and properly filled out/signed!!

Boogie Boards for Stewart Beach

You can order Boogie Boards for your group to use at Stewart Beach. They will be ready for you when you arrive at Texas A&M in Galveston. If you don't want to bring them back home with you, we will donate them to the ELCA Retreat Center on the Island and to local organizations we work with.
Cost:  $10 Each
Last day to order: June 1
Payment Due: June 11

Please make checks payable to "NE MN Synod LYO Gathering Account" and mail to:
NE MN Synod
Attn: Synod Journey
1105 E Superior St., Upper Suite
Duluth, MN 55802
Please note: These are the inexpensive, 33" Boogie Boards from either Target or Walmart. If they break on your first run into the ocean, no refunds!

Breakfast Brunch on June 28!

We WILL be providing a breakfast brunch for Synod Journey participants on Thursday, June 28! The breakfast buffet will include: Cold cereals, yogurt/granola, scrambled eggs, whole and cut fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, waffles, juices and coffee.

Groups, band and leaders who are volunteering to help with the Synod Day - have no fear, you will get breakfast too, even though you have to leave earlier than the rest of the group!
Primary Leaders Only!

The Final Mailing contains information on how to access your Congregational Accounts and what to download and print before you depart on June 23. Please keep the login information confidential, as your accounts contain personal information for youth and adults. If you have any questions on how to access your account, please contact Catherine.
Special Skills Form

As we get ready for our servant events in Galveston and other activities, we're wondering what skills our adult leaders have! Can you take one minute to fill out this brief survey? It doesn't commit you to anything - we will follow up as needed! Thank you!

Spring Training for Adult Leaders

We have posted a video of the Spring Training, along with the PowerPoint, handouts and other information that was shared on the Training Events page. If you are a leader that was not able to attend with your group, we HIGHLY encourage you to watch the video!
Keep Checking for Updates on our Facebook Group!

Almost daily now I am posting updates and reminders on our " NE MN Synod Journey 2018 Adult Leaders" group. Be sure to join if you are on Facebook so you get notifications in your newseed, and keep checking it frequently! It is the most timely way to get up to date information!
More Information!

Throughout this year, if you have any questions regarding registration, housing or anything else regarding the NE MN Synod Journey or ELCA Youth Gathering, please email Catherine Anderson or call 218-724-4424, ext. 124. There is no question too small!
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