For youth in grades 6th, 7th, & 8th. This is a small group centered event, where middle school youth will be grouped with other youth of the same age/grade.
In addition to the small groups, large group gatherings will introduce the theme progression through worship and music, games will help form this weekend’s community, and service projects will invite youth to apply what they’re learning to hands-on service. There are also workshops for adult participants.
Cost - $175 per person includes program, lodging, meals, activities, and a t-shirt! (Scholarships Available - see form below)
is the Holy Spirit
Who am I? Coming to know more about ourselves—uncovering and growing into the fullness of our evolving identity—continues throughout our lives.
But it’s not something we can ask, or begin to answer, on our own. Who we are is inextricably linked to who God is—the God who has created us, claimed us, and called us by name. The God who loves us in and through Jesus Christ. The God who gathers us into community through the Holy Spirit.
We’ll spend our weekend together in community exploring the identity of God, and the way in which God shapes who we are as individuals and as a community of disciples.
HOW TO REGISTER
Distribute the 2022-2023 Youth Event Individual Registration Form to all participants, and make sure all adult and youth participants, as well as parents/guardians of all minors attending, have reviewed our COVID precautions and expectations on the website. Your church’s primary leader will use these forms to complete the registration online. You’ll need to turn in the originals of these forms for each participant when you check-in on Friday, November 18th (if you need to retain them for your own records, please make copies). Remember to collect any scholarship applications also.
Registrations are due by Tuesday, November 1.
Using the Individual Registration Forms, register your group online: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/6061637
If you received any scholarship applications, please enter them into the online form.
Once you have completed entering the information online, you may pay in full with a credit card directly in the form.
If you prefer to pay by check, or you are awaiting scholarship decisions, you may enter the promo code “CHECK” in the appropriate box and click “Apply Discount.” If you are awaiting scholarship decisions, you will be contacted directly with your adjusted total and information about how to submit your payment.
If you are paying by check, make sure to note your total before clicking “Apply Discount.” Please send a check made out to “Delaware-Maryland Synod” with the name of the event in the memo line and send to: Delaware-Maryland Synod, ATTN: Treasurer, 5699 Meridale Road, Baltimore, MD 21228.
If you have any difficulties with the registration form, contact Deacon Nicole Roop at nroop @ youngfaithmatters.com
SERVICE PROJECT INFORMATION
As part of our commitment to serve our communities, local and global, we are assembling Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits at our youth events this year. To help us collect all the necessary items for these kits, which are distributed among those in need, including the victims of natural disasters, we are asking each congregation to donate supplies to our effort. Many churches host a donation drive for their assigned item (found in the list below), placing a labeled box in a common area of the building and inviting everyone in the congregation to participate. This is a great way to lift up the important role young people play in the life of the greater church! Placing a short blurb in your bulletin or newsletter and announcing the drive during worship goes a long way to ensuring we can assemble the largest number of kits.
Church names beginning with A-G – 4-5oz bars of soap (need to be individually packaged)
Church names beginning with H-S (not including Saints) – sturdy combs
Saints – adult-sized toothbrushes (individually packaged)
Church names beginning with T-Z – metal nail clippers (w/ or w/o attached file)
In addition, we are asking that EACH PARTICIPANT bring at least one new lightweight bath-size towel, preferably in a dark color, not too thick or oversized.
When you arrive at FreeRide on Friday night, you will be able to drop off your collected supplies in the same place you check in. Thank you so much for supporting our commitment to service at youth events!