Organic Youth

Organic Youth is a youth ministry program and resource for 1-12 grade youth, and a resource for ELCA Lutheran churches in the Buffalo-Niagara region of Western New York. See what we are all about, and what guides our ministry.

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering Registration opened on September 15th.  Calling all Key Leaders for the next National Youth Gathering!

Please join the "Upstate New York: 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering" Facebook group for information, discussion, resources and support.  

Registration worksheets will be available on the gathering's website. At the time of registration you will need your congregation's ID number and a $150 deposit per registrant. 


Contact Scott Hannon at 716-632-6557. 

Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) 

The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program invites ELCA young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. As they offer themselves in service, ELCA young adults are shaped by the witness of our global neighbors. They share in the journeys of companion churches and organizations in one of nine countries around the world.

Follow YAGM member Abby Mandris in Africa through her newsletter.
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