The tAble: A Pre-ELCA Youth Gathering Event for ELCA Youth with Disabilities
- Houston, Texas
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“The tAble (formerly the Definitely-abled Youth Leadership Event or DAYLE) is a pre-event to the Gathering that blesses and empowers young people who live with a wide range of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities so that they might grow as faithful, wise and courageous witnesses. The event also gives participants the opportunity to acclimate and orient themselves to Houston and the venues in which the Gathering are being held.
The tAble will gather under the theme: You Belong. A sense of “belonging” is not always a truth that the world and culture extend. We continuously wonder “where do I fit in?”, “why am I different than others?”, “what gifts could I possibly bring?”. And yet, we are reminded in Psalm 139, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” We are made – wonderfully – by the very God who names us and claims us as children. We belong to God! At The tAble: we believe in the promise that we all, and therefore, YOU belong – to God, at Christ’s Table, within the church, and, within our communities.
The tAble is open to youth ages 14-18 or engaged in a high school youth group or enrolled in high school or the vocational education equivalent. Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion.
The tAble will be held June 24–27, 2018. The cost for the tAble is $190 per person (including caretakers) and includes all housing, program and some food expenses during the tAble. Caretakers who register for to attend the tAble will not be charged registration fees for the Gathering.”
(Son Karl can’t wait to participate in this one!)