High School youth are invited to participate in an annual Pilgrimage (traditionally referred to as "mission trip") each summer. Pilgrimage locations vary from in-country to international. Youth participate in reflection and social analysis before and after each trip, and share their experiences with the congregation upon their return. This summer youth from ECLC will be experiencing the juxtaposition between Mount Rushmore and Wounded Knee–namely, Christian colonialism. We will explore what it means to be Christians in a country where our (Christian’s) history is counter to the gospel we seek: the colonization and oppression of native peoples. On the way, we will stop at places such as Reconciliation Park in Mankato, the Akta Lakota Museum, and hear about the turmoil caused by the Dakota Access Pipeline. We will be staying between the Pine Ridge Retreat Center and Outlaw Ranch.
Please come this Sunday to the YOUTH BREAKFAST to support our high-schoolers summer Pilgrimage: Blood and Water in South Dakota. We will be serving breakfast next Sunday in the fellowship hall from 9:30-10:45 am. Suggested Donations: Adults $10-$20, Children/Youth 6-17 $5, Children under 5 are free.