If you're staying in a Downtown or Medical Center property, you will be using the light rail. When you check in with your community life volunteer, you will recieve a red wristband that will give you unlimited access to the lightrail, Wednesday- Sunday. Please make sure you leave enough time for your group to get to NRG from your hotel. Downtown properties should plan one hour, and Medical Center properties should plan 30 min.
All other properties will be transported by buses. Launch sites for these buses as well as your pick up times will be indicated in your final confirmation letter that you can find in your Gathering registartion account. To help you plan, here are our estimates:
Interactive Learning Launch: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Synod Day Launch: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Service Learning Launch: TBD (This will be early).
Please keep in mind that everyone will use Gathering transportation on their Service Learning Day. We will take you to your Service Learning site, back to NRG, and to your hotel that evening.
How will we get to NRG on Wednesday?
We will have continuous shuttles to NRG on Wednesday starting a 1:00 p.m. The last pick up will be approximately 6:00 p.m.
We will offer shuttles between our venues for those who may need it.
Arena to Center- 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Center/Arena- Stadium- 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
If you would like to request mobility assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gathering is working with TMS to help provide shuttles for congregations to get from their airport to their hotel when you arrive in Houston, and then back to the airport when the Gathering ends. The shuttles will cost $20 per person each way ($40 round trip). Sign up by April 27 to take advantage of this great offer!
If you have questions or concerns about your airport shuttles, please email ELCAYG2018@tms.com.