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Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly 2009


Caronport Backstage: Report from MC Canada Youth Assembly 2009

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Picture Gallery from Caronport

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General Information

Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly 2009 is for high school youth who have completed 9th grade to those who have completed high school. We are anticipating about 450- 500 excited and energetic youth and sponsors. Everyone attending must register. Registering early will help make your arrival a better experience, save you the late registration fee, and allow time for you to receive confirmation. We will begin accepting registrations February 1, 2009.


Caronport, Saskatchewan

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July 6 - 10, 2009

Theme - “Living Inside Out”


Shane Claiborne


Michele Hershberger


Colossians 3:12-17:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Shane Claiborne: With tears and laughter, Shane unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of our world and the tangible hope that another world is possible. His experience is varied, from a 10-week stint working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to a year spent serving a wealthy mega-congregation at Willow Creek Community Church outside Chicago. Shane spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team (a project of Voices in the Wilderness and Christian Peacemaker Teams) where he witnessed the military bombardment of Baghdad. Shane took daily trips to sites where there had been bombings, visited hospitals and families, and attended worship services during the war. Shane graduated from Eastern University, did graduate work at Princeton Seminary, is a founding partner of The Simple Way (, is featured in the DVD series “Another World Is Possible” and is the author of the book The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical.

Michele Hershberger is a popular, inspiring and engaging speaker to, for, and about youth. Her ability to reach teens stems in part from her experience as a parent of two young adults and a high schooler, a youth pastor and conference youth minister, and a youth ministry professor at Hesston College. She is also an author of several books, a playwright, and a drama director. Michele has spoken at numerous youth events in the Mennonite world and beyond. Michele attends Hesston Mennonite Church in Kansas.


Youth: $375
Sponsors: $325
Includes lodging, meals and program costs

Registration Deadline

May 15, 2009

Registration Materials

News about the Youth Assembly

Special Late Night Events

Each evening there will be several options for participants. Following is one highlight for each evening.

  • Monday – Square Dancing
  • Tuesday – Hymn Sing
  • WednesdayTripmeter - a local band from Caronport - check them out on Facebook
    Tipmeter band picture
  • Thursday - Crosseyed Rascals - an improve group from Winnipeg - see their website
    group photo

Bunnyhugs (Hoodies) and T-shirts

Zippered Bunnyhugs (aka hoodies outside SK) and t-shirts are for sale for an additional cost. The Bunnyhugs will sell for $35 and the T-shirts for $10. They will both be available in NAVY as shown below. Please see the registration form to order. No orders will be accepted after May 8th.

blue hoodie

blue t-shirt

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Anna Rehan, (306) 249-4844 email: