The YAGM application is now open for the 2018 year of service.
Are you or a loved one interested in a year of international service? The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program invites young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. As they offer themselves in service, young adults are shaped by the witness of our global neighbors. They share in the journeys of partner churches and organizations in one of fourteen countries around the world.
Young adults serve in the spirit of accompaniment, walking alongside global companions in a manner that practices mutuality, interdependence and solidarity. Areas of service include, but are not limited to, health and development, congregational ministry, human rights, education, homeless ministry, addiction recovery, women’s issues and children and youth.
Check out www.elca.org/yagm for more information and to apply online. Applications are due February 15, for service beginning August 2018.
No degree required.
News for Our Young Adults
READY FOR GLOW!
GLOW stands for Grace Lutheran On Wednesdays. Sixth and seventh grade youth at Grace Lutheran will begin their Wednesday on October 11.
The GLOW Team:
• Pastor Mark Ziemer – Teacher and Group Guide Leader
• Patti Gaedtke and Faye Witulski – Co-coordinators, Teachers, and Group Guide Leaders
• Bill Sparr – Service Activities Director
• Al Overhaug – Group Guide Leader
• Georgie Crass – Faith Webbing Volunteer
GLOW youth will engage in Bible study, experience worship, build faith relationships, and participate in service activities – connecting with St. Mary’s youth, visiting Tomahawk Health Services (Golden Age), learning to be good stewards, making blankets for the Linus Project, preparing and serving soup for Lent, helping the hungry, and garden planting in the spring.
Bill Sparr, Service Activities Director
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS – CAN YOU HELP?
The youth will be starting a new ministry here at Grace. They will be collecting personal care items for Lutheran World Relief. If would like to contribute items (see list below), you can put the items in the tote in the gathering space. The first collection will be ending on October 13th.
The items needed for each Personal Care Kit
• Light weight bath towels ( between 20”x 40” and 52”x 27”) dark colors recommended
• Two or Three bath size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand – in original wrapping
• One adult size tooth brush in its original packaging
• One sturdy comb
• One metal nail clipper
COLLEGE STUDENT ADDRESSES
If you have a student attending college please let the office or Margie Welke know their address so we can keep in touch with them and send packages in the coming year.
ELCA YOUTH GATHERING 2018
Any youth in grades 8 to 12 that are interested in attending the EYG next summer, June 27-July 1, 2018 in Houston Texas, please call Margie Welke (715) 453-5797 or (715) 966-5497.
JANUARY 2017 was “Young Adult” month at Grace Church in Tomahawk.
Two young adults preached at Grace during this time. To listen to their inspiring stories please click on their pictures.
Lekubu Parish is Grace’s companion in South Africa. Joshua worked for one year at the Lekubu Early Learning Center. His story about his experiences in Lekubu is very interesting to hear. Also view the pictures he shared in a powerpoint at the beginning of this video by opening up the link below, click on “slide show” and “from beginning” to enjoy his pictures.
Joshua lekubu pictures
Hannah Schmit is the daughter of David and Cathy Schmit. She was confirmed in 2010 at Grace Church and will graduate from Augsburg College this spring. Hannah gave this sermon on Young Adult Sunday in January 2017 at Grace Church. To listen to her sermon please click on her picture.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 GRADUATES!
Dan Hanke – UW Whitewater
Drew von Schrader – UW Marathon
Steven Renn – UW Stout
Chloe Lemmer – Madison Area Technical College – Nursing
Abby Leonhard – UW Stout
Colynn Behling – UW Stevens Point
Marlena Schlegel – University of Minnesota
Jacey Teal – UW Eau Claire
READ HER STORY – Hannah Schmit in Nepal
Hannah, daughter of David and Cathy, confirmed in 2010, student at Augsburg College, is spending this semester in Nepal with people who have fled Tibet.
Follow her blog at https://shehannigans.wordpress.com/author/schmit22/
Meet Joshua Armstrong, the Young Adult in Global Mission place in Lekubu, South Africa. Joshua is the middle child of 13 children from North Branch, Michigan. He will be in Lekubu until July 2016 working in the Early Learning Center. Facebook: Joshua Harold Armstrong
Joshua’s Newsletter in pdf – Running in Lekubu – December 2015 JoshuaHaroldDecember
Joshua’s Holy Week Blog April 2016 –
Holy Week Newsletter by Joshua Armstrong