Youth

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March 7, 2019

The editor of Mandate magazine finds that in these times of change, there are no easy answers when it comes to talking about God with youth.

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March 14, 2019

In the summer of 2018, our church decided to try Vacation Bible School camp (VBS).

The last time the United Church had organized a Vacations Bible School in the Gatineau Hills was circa 1955. Unsure of whether we could do this alone, Église Grace United Church asked our Anglican neighbours at St. Mary Magdalene in Chelsea if they would like to work together. They agreed!

We chose a theme: “Weird Animals” and adapted resources for our own context as we planned activities.

We advertised and prayed that children would sign up. On the first day of camp, 13 children...

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November 7, 2018

At the ACT Alliance General Assembly, the possibilities created by including youth in decision making are too great to pass up.

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September 26, 2018

During their visit to Saskatchewan Conference, the GC43 Pilgrims learned more about the First Nations groups in the area and more.

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September 14, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims learn about human rights movements, Métis culture, and community in Winnipeg.

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September 13, 2018

Our first stop in this Conference was to the All Native Circle Conference office where we met with Indigenous leader, Rey Anderson, and Conference staff Cheryl Jourdain. As we gathered around their conference table — the same table the members from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathered around in their meetings — we talked and listened to the history and teachings that have come from the office we were visiting.

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September 6, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims encounter thought-provoking sculptures in Toronto, on their way to connect with a variety of groups and organizations.

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September 1, 2018

The GC43 Pilgrims take part in the Skylight Festival and visit some of the innovative ministries in Hamilton Conference.

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September 2, 2018

In London Conference, the GC43 Pilgrims visit sites where healing is overcoming the oppression which once took place.

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September 13, 2018

The Bay of Quinte Conference was the fourth United Church Conference that we, the GC43 Pilgrims, had the amazing opportunity to see.