The “Just Love” Gathering, initially scheduled for this July, has been postponed to August 5-8, 2021, due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Here we offer tips for those who had already registered for the gathering.
What do you need to do about your event registration? If you plan to join your Lutheran sisters at the “Just Love” Gathering at its rescheduled dates, August 5-8, 2021, you are not required to take any action. All tours and options will also be automatically transferred to the 2021 dates.
Actions to take
To make one of the following actions, email [email protected] or leave a detailed message at 208-502-1150, and our registration provider will assist you.
- If you can’t make the 2021 event, you can transfer your registration to a friend.
- If you can’t make the 2021 event, you can donate your registration fee and any purchases you made, providing a gift to Women of the ELCA.
- You can request a refund, less a $20 processing for fixed costs. The deadline to ask for this refund is June 30, 2020.
What do you need to do about your hotel reservations? Our two gathering hotels, the Sheraton and Hyatt Regency, have canceled all 2020 room reservations and will be refunding deposits. The hotels will provide new online reservation links for the August 2021 dates before the end of May. We will send an email with the new links and the reservation phone numbers to registrants, as everyone will need to make new hotel reservations. We’ll add these new links and contact numbers to our Gathering 2021 website.
What do you do about your airline reservation? Because of the coronavirus, most airlines are offering travel credits for future flights. Click here to find out how each airline is handling changes and refunds. If needed, contact your airline directly for assistance with flight changes or refunds.
How to sustain community
While we’ve postponed the Gathering, our ministry continues. We’re still mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. At welca.org, you’ll find suggestions on how you can sustain community.
Visit welcatg.org for gathering updates. Stay tuned for a virtual gathering experience this July; more details to follow. Read about the churchwide executive board decision to postpone the Gathering.