Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry in MNO Synod

CLAY 2021

Registration for CLAY 2021 begins in April. The National Planning Committee has been hard at work developing a one-of-a-kind online CLAY experience. Here are some of the highlights: 

Registration and Cost
Registration opens April 2021.
In an effort to make CLAY 2021 as accessible as possible, the cost of participating will be pay-what-you-can. The suggested amount per participant is $45.

Home teams that can pay beyond the suggested amount are encouraged to, in order to help assist with costs stemming from those who may not be able to afford the registration fee.

What will online CLAY be like?
Our National Planning Committee is committed to making this CLAY the absolute best it can be! It will be a gathering of hundreds of Anglican and Lutheran youth happening at the same time across the country.

There will be a three-hour group gathering time each day featuring: worship, workshops, and a large group gathering with the CLAY band, drama team, and our keynote speaker, Melanie Delva.

There will also be the Late Night Spots every day (a CLAY participant favourite) plus activities engaging with our National Youth Project happening outside of the group gathering times.

Home Teams will be encouraged to gather in-person if it is safe to do so, in accordance with local public health guidelines or participate online as a group. For more information and to read this on our website, please click here.

Youth and Campus Services for 2019-2020
(First Sunday of the month at 6:30pm, unless otherwise noted)

***Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions, youth services are suspended.  Watch the synod e-newsletter and synod FB page for information for next year.***

November 3, 2019Lundar, Lundar
(service is at 4:30pm, with $5 pizza supper to follow. RSVP to by October 27th!)

December 1, 2019 Messiah, Winnipeg

January 5, 2020St Stephen St Bede, Winnipeg

February… *plans in the works*

March 1, 2020Faith, Winnipeg

April 5, 2020St Saviour’s Anglican, Winnipeg

May 3, 2020Sherwood Park, Winnipeg (Pre-CLAY event!)

*event pages will be posted to the MNO Synod FB-page as dates approach! For some video clips of previous MNO Youth Service, click here.

Hosting a Youth Service?  Click here for information!

Is your Police Background Check up-to-date (no more than two years old, according to our policy) and on-file at MNO Synod Office? In Winnipeg, go here to get a background check done. For information about getting an RCMP police information check and vulnerable sector check, click here. MNO Synod follows the ELCIC Policy for Protection of Children, Youth, and Other Vulnerable People. If your background check is more than two years old, please have a new one completed and included on file at MNO Synod (if you are a leader engaged in a bus trip, retreat, or other synod youth activity).

Here is a Witness Moment from 2014 with Pastor Tyler Gingrich speaking about ministry with young people

Young Adult Ministry

Due to turnover in synod staff, young adult ministry in the MNO synod will be going through a season of revisioning and rebuilding.  Watch for more information.  If you are interested in being part of strengthening and revitalizing young adult ministry in the MNO synod, please share your interest with the synod office.

You can learn about Lutheran Campus Ministry opportunities from the MNO Young Adults-Lutheran Campus Ministry Facebook page.

If you are a student at U of W or USB, in Winnipeg, you may consider joining the ecumenical chaplaincy group, Peace Seekers. Monthly gatherings like Pub Theology and Taize Prayer!