VIDEOS FROM THE NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING EVENING PROGRAMS are now available on YouTube. We’ve attached links for each evening’s full program so that you can share in the excitement, sing along with the music and hear the speakers! Shorter videos of each speaker and many others of Gathering highlights are available on YouTube. Type in “ELCA Youth Gathering” in the YouTube search for more videos.

Music for Wednesday, the first evening, was by Lost and Found, Larry Callahan and Selected of God, Agape, and Royal Tailor. Speakers were Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Mikka McCracken from ELCA World Hunger, and the Rev. Dr. Luke Powery from Duke. (Note: the first video has sound problems at the beginning–sound should begin around 8-10 minutes in). https://youtu.be/PEtNkyT_wWA?list=PLD2BE6D47D7169CB5

Thursday evening featured Karis Ailabouni, who spent a year in Madagascar as a YAGM (Young Adult in Global Mission). Also speaking were Eric Barreto, professor at Luther Seminary, and Pastor Alexia Salvatierra, a national leader in areas of poverty and immagration. Music was by Bobby Seigfried and Blanca. The video from Thursday evening follows: https://youtu.be/f8uQvL5dG2M?list=PLD2BE6D47D7169CB5

Speakers on Friday were Rani Abdulmasih, pastor to one of the only Arabic speaking congregations in the U.S.; Sarah Funkhouser, YAGM in Jerusalem and the West Bank; Steve Jerbi, a pastor at All People’s Church and advocate for the environment; and Emily Scott, founding pastor of St. Lydia’s, a dinner church in Brooklyn. Rachel Kurtz’s music was great, but the highlight had to be a performance by Motown greats! Friday evening program: https://youtu.be/BQrbE-_SChs?list=PLD2BE6D47D7169CB5

Music on Saturday was by Trip Lee, rapper and pastor, and Skillet (not shown). Kyle Larson, YAGM in Mexico City, Veronika Scott, the founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan in Detroit, Rozella White, ELCA Program Director for Young Adult Ministry, and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund, spoke at the Saturday evening program: https://youtu.be/xVg62VaQL50?list=PLD2BE6D47D7169CB5

Sunday morning worship: https://youtu.be/i62wbryn4RQ