Today just flew by. A combination of bus games, cuddling up on the bus, and visiting some big arch in st. Louis can really take a lot out of you though. Our food expedition began with a bang tonight at Amerigo, a fancy italian restaurant, and pf changs! Mussels went down the gullet smoothly, we then discovered a bottle of listerine in the bathroom. There are some wise people who live in these parts. Tomorrow is the zoo, which by far will be the most exciting part of trip. So we better get some rest, nighty night. You say classy trinity.
We safely arrived in lee summit Missouri after a grueling 10 hour drive. Bus games presented great opportunities to meet new people. We met THE lewis and clark and had a nice conversation with them in Sioux city. Also, it was great seeing all the support at the send off service Wednesday night! It’s past all our bedtimes, so this is Erik, Brett, Kelsey, Olivia, and Ryan signing off. You stay classy trinity.
We are so excited to experience the 2012 Youth Gathering with all of these amazing youth and adults! This group of 96 people will leave on Thursday, July 12th to share their faith with those around them and experience what it means to be “Citizens with the Saints”.
Please join us on Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm at Gooseberry Park for a send-off worship service for all the adults and youth going on the New Orleans Gathering Trip. We will sing songs and hear from some of the seniors going on the trip.
To stay connected with us while we are on the trip, check back on this website for new stories and pictures everyday! Each small group will take a turn sharing what their stories are from the trip. You can even follow us (@TrinityFiF) and some of the adult leaders on Twitter!
On Wednesday, July 18th everyone is invited to come to the Christian Life
Center at 6:30pm to watch a live stream from the gathering! The Friends in
Faith youth and adults will be on stage Wednesday night, and you can watch
them on the big screen. Our friend, LeAnn Wright, volunteered to host
everyone in the CLC starting at 6:30pm. It would be great if everyone could
bring a snack to share with the group. Here is the link to the live stream if you
would like to watch at home: www.elca.org/gathering. Friends in Faith will
also be on stage and helping with the gathering on Friday night, July 20th, so
check out the gathering link that night to see them live!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us and made this trip possible!
Friends in Faith
This Wednesday night is our final group meeting! We will meet at 7pm in the CLC. All youth and at least one parent needs to be at this meeting!
All adult leaders for the New Orleans Gathering Trip will meet Thursday, June 21st at 6:30pm in the Large Youth Room. We will go over updated information about the gathering, including a couple of new surprises!!
Friends in Faith is helping with the Cost & Joy Picnic THIS Tuesday Night! If you signed up to help, or are interested in helping, please come to the CLC by 5pm to help with set-up. We will be playing games, singing songs, planting flowers, and making banana boats! We hope to see you there.
We are so excited about the trip!! We leave on Monday, June 11th and will return Wednesday, June 13th. I can’t tell you where we are going, but I can tell you that it will be a lot of fun! There is an information meeting TONIGHT Tuesday, June 5th at 5:30pm in the Youth Room. There is still room on this trip if you are interested- please let us know by Thursday.
There will be pictures coming soon!