March 25, 2020

Dear Leaders and Youth Re: COVID-19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as with government leaders, medical workers, grocery store workers and other essential workers in our community at this uncertain time.

In response to the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus as well as the notice from the CLAY 2020 National Planning Committee to suspend registrations until April 30 we have decided to follow suit and suspend registration.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will take our cues on registration for this pre-trip from the national planning team.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns at this time.


Blessings to you,

Tammy Kirkwood, Krystle Elaine Plant, Bishop Larry
ABT Synod Youth Planning Committee

CLAY National Youth Gathering

ABT Synod Pre-CLAY 2020 Bus Trip “En Route” (3 day and 3 night bus trip)

Planning is underway for another Epic ABT Synod Sightseeing Bus Trip Prior to the CLAY Gathering “En Route” Calgary, Alberta in August 2020.

With Bishop Larry’s desire to build community within ABT Synod youth we have arranged a fun travel option prior to CLAY 2020, “En Route”.  This will be an exciting experience, that Bishop Larry himself will be attending, and we hope that youth will have the opportunity to make new connections with youth from all around our synod as well as Bishop Larry and Leaders.


To read the full press release December 3, 2019 please click here:  Pre-CLAY 2020 Planning Letter

To Register as Participant: 2020 ABT Synod Bus Trip Participant Registration (currently suspended, see above!)

Other forms Required:

CLAY Bus Trip 2020 Waiver

Youth Covenant Form – ABT Pre Clay Bus Trip

Leader Covenant Form – ABT 2020 Pre CLAY Bus Trip

General Wilderness Activities Waiver Final

River Rafting Waiver Final

2019 ABT Synod Youth Gathering


Photo of 2019 Youth Gathering

at Hastings Lake Bible Camp

May 3-5, 2019




The Synod of Alberta and the Territories is challenged, assisted and enriched by the youth in congregations. To support and highlight this important element of our constituency, a biennial gathering hosts the young people from all congregations and a network of youth leaders is encouraged. Information on these ministries may be found in separate pages under this heading.