The NW District LCMC Annual Gathering

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The NW District LCMC Annual Gathering will take place at Faith Lutheran Church on May 13-14, 2022 in Great Falls, Montana with concurrent sessions for adults and youth taking place on Saturday.  Also, note the addition of a new Friday event for the NW District LCMC women!


Friday –

10:00 AM                    “Women of the Word” (WoW!)

Theme: Child of God, You are Loved, Speaker Heather Boberg


Also included: refreshments, devotional, visiting and getting to know one another and sharing ideas!


12:00-2:00 PM            NW Gathering Event Registration

2:00 PM                       Call to Order, Opening of NW District Business Meeting

  • Travis Powers, President

2:30 PM                       Praise and Worship

  • Led by Great Falls Worship Team
  • Opening Welcome – Pr. Ken Waag

3:45 PM                       Break

4:00 PM                       Key Note Speaker: Rev. Mark Vander Tuig

“And I Heard the Voice of the Lord Saying.”

5:30 – 6:30 PM            Dinner

6:45 PM                       Speaker: Jim McCormick – Great Falls Rescue Mission Director

7:00 PM                       Praise and Worship

  • An offering will be collected for the Great Falls Rescue Mission with the NW District providing matching funds.



Saturday –

8:30 – 900 AM             Coffee and Registration

9:00 AM                      Opening Praise and Worship

9:30 – 10:30 AM         Keynote Speaker: Rev. Mark Vander Tuig – “Whom Shall I Send?”

10:30 – 11:00 AM       Break

11:00 AM                    Keynote Speaker: Pastor David Breidenbach – “Who Will Go For Us?”

 12:00 Noon                Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM            Key Note Speaker: Rev. Julie Smith – “Here I Am, Send Me”       

1:00 – 2:00 PM            IMPACT Youth Track: Blessing Bags

2:00 – 2:30 PM            Business Meeting (election, etc.)

2:30 PM                       Break

2:00 – 3:00 PM            IMPACT Youth Track: Missions Scavenger Hunt

3:00 PM                       Rotational Break-Out Sessions. Each session is 30 minutes in length.

  • LCMC Track – Sharing and Q&A
  • Spiritual Orphan Network– Sharing and Q&A

4:30 PM                       Closing Worship with Communion: Rev. Julie Smith presiding/sermon

5:20 PM                       Closing Remarks:  Pr. Travis Powers, President

5:30 PM                       Dinner

5:30 PM                       Optional Mission Track:  Serving meals to the homeless

  • Great Falls Rescue Mission

8:00 PM                       IMPACT Youth Track: Kaboom

  • Arcade Redemption, Laser Tag, Ninja Course


*** Churches are encouraged to bring travel size products such as shampoos, conditioner, lotion, hand soap, body wash, wash clothes, tooth brush, tooth paste, personal Kleenex and small snack items for the Blessing Bags youth project.