Events Beyond Halifax

Lutheran Church Camping in Nova Scotia

Camp Mush-a-Mush offers a full summer of programs at its beautiful setting in Lunenburg County.
www.campmush.ca

Atlantic Conference Youth

If you have an interest in getting involved with gatherings of Lutheran youth in the Atlantic Conference, that is, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, let your pastor know and send a message to the Atlantic Conference Dean, Rev. Kimber McNabb, at lutheranchurch@eastlink.ca.

Synodical Youth Events

“Set the World on Fire” is a joint Anglican and Lutheran camp at Camp Edgewood, Edin Mills, Ontario from August 16 to 18, 2013. Luke 24:32“Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” You may have the heard the song…’We are Young’ by Fun? The chorus goes a little like this . . . . “Tonight- We are young. So let’s the set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun.” There are many folks talking about how we can change the world and what we each can do to make a difference in our world. So what drives us as followers of Christ? What encourages and challenges us to be initiators of change? See the brochure by clicking here. For information on the event, contact Heidi Van Schaik at heidi.schaik@facebook.com.

Ask and Imagine Event

The August program from August 10 to 24, 2013 is two weeks long for young people who wish to explore life and leadership at the intersection of faith and culture. It is for any young person (not just Anglican or Lutheran) who is interested in the program aims. The August program has many new components to it, including a three-day adventure training expedition – water, air and land. The cost structure has changed too – successful applicants are given full scholarship to attend but must provide their own travel. Again, visit the website for details and applications process. www.askandimagine.org
If you have any questions about the programs, please write to us at director@askandimagine.org.

Canadian National Youth Events

The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering (CLAY 2014) will be held at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, from August 14 to 16. The theme is “Worth It,” an event intended to help youth connect effectively, deepen their faith, and grow in their discipleship. See www.CLAY2014.ca for further information.

International Lutheran Events

Details on the Lutheran Student Movement’s gathering over New Year’s each year.
www.lsm-usa.org/national.htm

Join Lutheran students from all over North America on a Spring Break service project. Stay in touch with their plans for intentional service-learning opportunities. Over the last three years, some 3500 college students representing nearly 80 different colleges and universities have participated in alternative spring break through Lutheran Disaster Response. What a Relief! has sent groups to places along the Gulf Coast as well as Kansas and Minnesota for disaster response volunteer projects. Details on the Lutheran Student Movement’s gathering over New Year’s each year.
www.lsm-usa.org/breakingout.htm

ELCA Youth Gathering on the theme of “Jesus, Justice, and Jazz” in New Orleans in the summer of 2012.
www.elca.org/youth/gathering.html

Volunteer Opportunities

The ELCA offers opportunities for global service. Check with them as they are open to Canadian Lutherans as well.
http://www.elca.org/Who-We-Are/Our-Three-Expressions/Churchwide-Organization/Global-Mission/Engage-in-Global-Mission/Global-Service/Basics-of-Global-Service/Young-Adults.aspx

Another shorter-term opportunity is available with the World Council of Churches as a steward in the late summer.

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/programmes/the-wcc-and-the-ecumenical-movement-in-the-21st-century/youth-in-the-ecumenical-movement/stewards-programme.html