In 2010, a group of Conference staff and youth ministers from Living Waters and Northern Waters presbyteries of Toronto Conference gathered to plan the first of many confirmation retreats. The retreats received funding through the Mission & Service Vision Fund, which offers financial support to new initiatives in youth ministry. Monies that were received subsidized the accommodation and meeting space as well as program supplies.
What important message could a colourful cloth doll give? A powerful one! Just ask the members of the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly, who each recently received a handmade doll from the PEI UCW Presbyterial Child Poverty Committee with a message reminding them that all PEI children deserve to have their basic needs met.
In July 2015, 13 youth pilgrims and two young adult leaders made a cross-country pilgrimage to the 42nd General Council in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Katelyn Cody from London Conference shares her reflection on day one.