the tAble

Overview and Key Dates

The tAble 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 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 adult companion will not have to pay to attend the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering with their child; however, they will need to pay to attend the tAble.

The tAble will be held June 26-29, 2021 at the Marriott Minneapolis Airport Hotel in Bloomington, MN. The cost for the tAble is $190 per person and includes all housing and program expenses, as well as some food expenses during the tAble. Theme and additional information for the tAble will be available in Spring 2020.

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Registration for the tAble is part of Gathering registration, which opens Sept. 21, 2020. The cost for the tAble will be added to your congregational balance, due in full by April 21, 2021.

Congregations sending participants to the tAble may opt to stay at the tAble’s host hotel, as opposed to their synod’s hotel(s), if moving to another property mid-week will cause undue stress for the tAble participant and ability to fully participate in the Gathering. Congregations will be able to communicate this desire in Winter 2020.

Event Details and Schedule

More information coming soon!

2021 Theme: Limitless

Based on Ephesians 3:21 CEV, "[God's] power in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine," we will dive into what it means to live into the limitless, where we open ourselves up to taking risks, to trying new things, to see ourselves as important pieces in our world. Limitless is about removing the limits we often put on ourselves and others and to live into a potential that is far more than we dare ask or imagine. To learn more about the theme, check out our blog post

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2021 the tAble Theme

We are so excited to share the 2021 theme for the tAble is "Limitless," based on Ephesians 3:21 CEV: "[God's] power in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine."

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from the 2018 Gathering

"You Belong"