On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, stop by the Interaction Center to relax, connect, and have fun. In this space you will find:
Nearby, you will find contemplative spaces with prayer stations, a prayer labyrinth, and on-site chaplain. Spiritual Direction APPOINTMENTS ARE available TO SIGN UP FOR AT THE REGISTRATION DESK. (1 hr. appointment/$25).
Martin Luther King, Jr., a young boy grows up in a time of segregation and becomes a dreamer who is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement. Come hear his story and learn about his birth home and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site is a part of the National Park System and one of Atlanta’s top tourist destinations.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is one of the few places in the world educating visitors on the bridge between the American Civil Rights Movement and the contemporary struggle for human rights around the world. Come and explore the fundamental rights of all human beings. Through sharing stories of courage and struggle around the world, gain a deeper understanding of the role you play in helping to protect the rights of all people. Leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in your own community.
ELCA ROSTERED MINISTERS GATHERING SERVICE PROJECT OPTIONS:
Each of these are limited to 15 people and will run from 2-5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Sign-up takes place at the Registration Booth during the Gathering on Monday, August 7th.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the ELCA Fund for Leaders program. This scholarship program makes it possible for more and more folks attending seminary to do so affordably. During the first ever Rostered Ministers Gathering, we will have an opportunity to gather for fun and fellowship on Tuesday, August 8th from 8-9:30pm at the Sheraton for "Beer (or your choice of beverage) and Hymns" concert. Jonathan Rundman, Rachel Kurtz, Peter Meyer, Chris Clay, AGAPE, Joe Davis, Justin Rimbo and others will be leading this event. You will be able to hear some of their own music and all of these great musicians leading us in singing some of the great hymns of faith. A free-will offering will be received and will be given to the ELCA Fund for Leaders Program. This concert is part of your registration for this event, so there is not any additional costs. There will be cash bars available.