Offerings/In-Kind Donations


The offering from the Gathering worship is designated for Grace and Hope Fellowship, a new synodically authorized worshipping community at Pendleton Industrial Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Pendleton, Indiana.

The offering from the Sending Eucharist is designated for the HIV/AIDS Ministry of Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP), our companion synod in Indonesia.

In-Kind Donations

At this year’s Synod Assembly, we will be receiving donations of books for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering Houston Literacy Campaign.  The Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students come from families who struggle to provide books for their children.  The ELCA Youth Gathering’s Blast Off for Books campaign will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students.  The Houston Independent School District has identified the following books as those that are needed.  Please only bring the books that are listed below.  All books must be new or gently used.

  • Bad Kitty (Series) by Nick Bruel
  • Elephant and Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems
  • Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel
  • It’s Shoe Time by Mo Willems and Brian Collier
  • Little Bear (Series) by Elsa Holmelund Minarik
  • Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo
  • Amulet (Series) by Kazu Kibuisji
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • Ghost by Raina Telgemeier
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Secret Coders (Series) by Gene Luen Yang
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney
  • Dog Man (Series) by Dav Pilkey
  • Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West
  • Eerie Elementary (Series) by Jack Chabert
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Frank Einstein (Series) by Jon Scieszka
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis
  • The Laura Line by Crystal Allen
  • Matilda by Ronald Dahl
  • Nerds, Book 1: National Espionage, Recue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley
  • One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
  • Origami Yoda (Series) by TomAngleberger
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
  • The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
  • Wonder by Raquel Palacio
  • Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubim
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina
  • Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Pete the Cat (Series) by James Dean
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Why Am I Me by Paige Britt



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