Ministry Projects will be returning to CLAY 2016 in Charlottetown! For those who are new to CLAY or unfamiliar with Ministry Projects, here’s a quick refresher: These projects replaced the time formerly occupied by “Forums”, but are quite different in their content and purpose. The two-part session will invite participants to listen, learn, perform, and share with each other and with the entire CLAY group – and then equip them to share what they’ve learned with the wider community as they go back to home congregations and contexts.
New in 2016 is the “Try It” option. Unlike the two-part “Learn It” Ministry Project, where youth will share what they’ve learned with the wider CLAY community, “Try It” gives youth a chance to do a “crash course,” leading to a more diverse learning experience. You can share what you’ve learned during the Gathering with your home congregation or youth group!
The two-part “Learn It” sessions are for youth only, and the leaders can sign up later in the week for the “Try It” session!
Sign-up will be during registration so you’ll want to make sure your youth have a chance to review the descriptions below before you arrive at CLAY 2016. We suggest that each youth select a first and second choice before the Gathering, as spaces are limited in each program.
You can download a list/description of the ministry projects here: CLAY 2016 MP Descriptions, or check out the list below:
Street Walk Experience – Change begins with a single step — Angie Hocking and Laura Holck
Ecological Justice — Shannon Neufeldt
Rhythms of Life — Judy Steers
Relationships with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples — Mark MacDonald
Bended Spoons: How We Can Help Alleviate Global Hunger — Jennifer Ardon
Prayer Share — Rick Vantfoort
Street Eats — Nicole Uzans
Greed, Corruption and God’s Grace in the Old Testament — Michelle Bull
Singing Without Music and With All Your Heart — Bishop William Cliff
Practicing Radical Welcoming — Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt
Stop Traffick! — Bonnie Skerritt and Debora Kantor
Creative Christian Yoga for Fun, Fitness and Spiritual Growth — Lee-Ann Matthews
Hunger is not a Game — Sheilagh McGlynn
Bound to the Word-Power in Proclamation — Steve Greene
Seeing Through Photography — Paul Sheerwood
With All Your Body — Rev. Brieanna Andrews
Free of Charge-Finding and Giving True Gifts — Todd Townshend