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Over the past month, members of the executive for the 2020 CLAY Gathering National Planning Committee from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) have been monitoring updates as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate.

After much discernment, the planning team shares that CLAY, originally scheduled for August 20-23, 2020, will be postponed to August 19-22, 2021. The event will still be held at the Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta.

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What is CLAY?

The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering (CLAY) is a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC).

Canadian Lutheran Youth Gatherings have a history that goes back as far as 1966. In 2010, the gathering became a joint gathering of the ELCIC and ACC.

The Goals Of Our Gatherings

  • To proclaim the grace and faithfulness of God revealed to us in Jesus Christ.
  • To respond to God’s grace and faithfulness in ways that are intentional, practical and meaningful.
  • To celebrate that, by the grace of God, we are children of God.
  • To celebrate the Full Communion relationship of the ELCIC and the ACC and encourage youth to live out that relationship in their home contexts.

What We Value

  • Providing a youth-centered program that will develop leadership.
  • Offering varied worship experiences that help youth connect word and sacrament to their daily Christian life.
  • Sharing what has been learned and experienced with others.