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This is how God showed his love among us:  
He sent his one and only Son into the world
 that we might live through him.  
1 John 4:9 (NIV 1984)  

NYG District Coordinators

Web Resources

Check out the Gathering website www.lcmsgathering.org for:
      Fundraising ideas
      Theological foundations of the Gathering theme 
    •  Gathering Store
      Registration forms and information
    •  Planning helps
      And MUCH more 


    •  SPRING 2013: Primary Adult Leaders receive Gathering hotel information.

    •  APRIL 2013: Hotel Deposit is due.

    •  MAY 2, 2013: Full payment due to qualify for express registration onsite at the Gathering. Remaining payments can be made on-site in San Antonio. 


Registration Fee

$295 through March 1, 2013
$345 after March 1, 2013


Estimated Budget Information

This estimate includes participating in the District sponsored pre-gathering trip, and hotel rooms for those additional days.  Most items are priced to the more expensive end of things in the hope of minimizing surprises.
    •  Gathering Registration - $295.00
    •  Gathering Housing - $310.00  (Estimated on $140/room per 
        night + tax/room/night, 6 nights, 3 per room - Rates will 
        vary, tips included)
    •  Travel by bus to San Antonio, TX - less than $200
    •  Food (Minimum $30/day) - $210.00
    •  Gathering Offering - $10.00
    •  District T-Shirt - $12.00
    •  District Event - $30.00
    •  District Side Trip - $70.00
    •  Estimated Total/Person - $1,162.00

Tax Exemption Information

Congregations attending the Gathering are eligible to be exempt from Texas sales tax and state hotel tax.  This exemption is helpful to reduce your housing costs. Congregations must apply separately for both these exemptions. 

Go to: http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/taxinfo/exempt/index.html.  See Hotel Tax Exemption Certificate on the left-hand sidebar and "How to Apply" - Religious Organizations - Form AP-209 for the sales tax exemption request form.

Our Hometown Video

As thousands of congregational groups from across the country prepare for the Gathering, we are eager to learn more about YOUR group.  We invite you to send in a short video entitled, "This is Our (Hometown)."  Go to www.lcmsgathering.com/myhometown to learn more.

Adult Leader Facebook Group 

Many Adult Leaders have already joined the NYG Adult Leaders Facebook group and are using this resource to ask questions, share ideas, and learn from each other. Know someone who hasn’t joined the group yet?  Please invite them as we prepare for the Gathering together.

Gathering Webinars

Watch Webinar 1: Gathering Registration 101

Watch Webinar 2: We're Registered...Now What?

Watch Webinar 3: Registration Update/Schedule

Please check out www.lcef.org/nyg for
information on how Steward Accounts
can help you at the gathering.

Gathering Store 

The Gathering Store is now open. Shop now at www.lcmsgathering.com/store. 

Gathering Choir, Dance Ensemble and Wind Symphony Auditions

Do you have youth participants who are interested in music? Please encourage them to apply for the Gathering choir, dance ensemble, or wind symphony.  These groups will play a special role during the Divine Service at the Gathering.  Find more information at www.lcmsgathering.com/worship.