Charlie Ruud left his career as a professional baseball pitcher this week. In September, he’ll become associate pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn.
My last post was on Lost and Found, one of the many musical attractions waiting for Youth Gatherers (still don’t have a technical term for this group of people) in New Orleans.
This is the first in a series of previews on the artists and/or speakers that will be a part of Youth Gathering ’09, and I’d like to take the time to highlight a particular favorite of many veteran Youth Gatherers.
Welcome to the ELCA’s Summer 2009 event blog! This is your one-stop shop for all things related to Youth Gathering 2009: Jesus, Justice, Jazz.
Please see blogs.elca.org/assembly for the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly 2009 blog!
This blog is for all of the adults who accompanied young people to the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. Your commitment to the faith formation of teenagers deserves the admiration of our entire church! We know how hard you have worked these past couple years getting ready for the Gathering, and we have the deepest gratitude for your 24-hour-a-day sacrificial service to your group in hot, muggy, rainyNew Orleans. And we know that your work didn’t end when the bus pulled into your congregation’s parking lot.