Attention 14-19 year olds of the Diocese of Fredericton!
The YIG team is forming a team to send to Calgary, Alberta to attend the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) conference on Aug. 20-23. And we want you to attend!
CLAY is a biennial conference that moves throughout Canada. Anglicans and Lutherans gather together for a four-day conference that includes worship, workshops, mission moments and opportunities to meet and delve into faith with other teens throughout Canada. Anglicans and Lutherans are very close with regard to liturgical traditions and values.
Each conference has a different theme, and this year’s theme is En Route.
We often focus on the destination, but life is all about the journey. Maybe that sounds cliché, but it’s true. Our stories are unfinished, works in progress — we are En Route!
And our journey causes us to ask some big questions along the way: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? Where do I belong?
Jesus was on a journey, too — a journey that led him up mountain passes and down wilderness trails, from the Jordan River to the streets of Jerusalem. En Route, together, we’ll explore the paths that Jesus travelled, and perhaps learn more about our own journey along the way, because Jesus isn’t just waiting around for us to arrive at our final destination.
Jesus meets us on the road, says the claygathering website.
The YIG team is accepting applications until the end of December. The cost is $515 per person plus flights. However, the YIG team may have grants to help with that cost.
Any interested participant should connect with the YIG team either through Facebook messenger or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YIG chair Jason Smith will lead the team. He has attended the last two gathering in Charlottetown and Thunder Bay. The YIG team is looking forward to sending you to Calgary to represent the Diocese!
1 & 4 - The Diocese of Fredericton delegates to CLAY at the Thunder Bay gathering in 2018.
2 & 3 - The Diocese of Fredericton delegates to CLAY at the Prince Edward Island gathering in 2016.
Photos courtesy of Jason Smith.