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Next Summer the youth from Christ Church Cathedral along with other youth from across the Diocese are hoping to attend CLAY, the Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth gathering in Waterloo, August 2023. As part of the preparation work for this, youth groups are being encouraged to use this resource pack, designed for youth by our CLAY National Planning Committee. Inside it has everything youth groups need to start getting ready for CLAY 2023. The Diocesan Youth Movement will be using a version of this pack at the Summer Camp Artaban Creation Connection Retreat. If you would like a sneak-peek of this resource, which was created with youth in mind, with contributions from Keynote Speakers: Rev. Nathan Fong and Rev. Aneeta Saroop, as well as pieces from the Venerable Val Kerr, who will be the Gathering Elder. It contains suggested scripture readings, devotions, activities, music and more to help youth and community leaders plan and carry out an event for their group. The hope is that this builds community and excitement as you explore the gathering theme: Ashes & Embers.

  • Spark - Gather and enter into community with one another.

  • Flame - Worship and build energy.

  • Ember - Ask questions, ponder ideas, generate discussion.

  • Ash - Celebrate together as you close your event.

So get a fire going (safely) and gather your friends, community or youth group, and sing, pray and laugh together and join many others across Canada this summer to be inspired by what God can teach us through Sparks, flames, Ashes & Embers!