Faith Fest 2017: "The Whole World in God's Hands"
Augustana Faith Fest is a fun-filled and faith-filled event for 6th- to 8th-grade youth and their adult leaders and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, at Augustana University. At Faith Fest, you will enjoy music, worship, service projects, games and small group activities as you explore your faith in the setting of a vibrant university campus. Review the schedule of activities for more information. This year’s theme, “The Whole World in God’s Hands,” is based on Psalm 96: 1-3. Together we will explore faith expressions around the world. Music will be provided by a dynamic team of ELCA Glocal Musicians.
The registration fee of $50 per youth covers the cost of two meals, a Faith Fest t-shirt, lodging at the Elmen Center on campus, and all program expenses. Adult leaders are free of charge. Each congregation attending Faith Fest is asked to send at least one adult leader to participate in all of the weekend’s activities. If more than ten youth are attending, please send additional leaders. This year's schedule will include an off-campus service project component. Be prepared to provide transportation for your youth on Saturday afternoon.
Congregational leaders are asked to fill out a registration form for themselves and the names of all youth attending, and return that form (by mail) by Friday, Jan. 20. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Payment is due with registration (by January 20) and is 50% refundable in the case of cancellation. Please bring copies of each youth's signed permission for treatment and liability waiver forms to check-in on the Saturday that Faith Fest begins.
Contact: Pastor Ann Rosendale with any questions.
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ELCA Glocal Musicans
This year's Glocal Musicians were formed by the Mission Formation Team in ELCA Global Mission to provide musical leadership for the Glocal Mission Gatherings hosted by congregations and other Christian communities throughout North America and the Caribbean. Through its intentional diversity—including representation from many countries, denominations, and several cultures—the group embodies ways to stand in mutual solidarity while amplifying marginalized voices. In addition to offering worship that includes global voices, the musicians are committed to forming local leaders seeking to introduce global themes in their communities. The songs they teach are grounded in the community stories that raise awareness and inspire advocacy. The musicians embody what it means to be Glocal—simultaneously global and local—so we can accompany one another across cultures, even in our own neighborhoods.