Notices, updates and events from the Youth and Young Adult Ministry of BC Conference.

Inspire Conference 2018

Start Date: 
Feb 23 2018 (All day) - Feb 24 2018 (All day)

Coming February 23 - 24, 2018.

The third annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference is around the corner!

Deepen your skills, knowledge and ministry to children and youth and in contemolative justice. Be refreshed this winter as you join leaders from across the country and hear from engaging and visionary speakers.

Registration is open on the INSPIRE website!

Schedule and speaker details on the Inspire website too.

General Council July 21-28th 2018 - Awesome Opportunity for Youth from BC!

Deadline for applications: November 1/2017.

Contact: Doris Kizinna
Call 1.800.934.0434 in BC, ext. 303 or 604.341.2724 (mobile) or dkizinna [at] bc [dot] united-church [dot] ca (email).

Apply to attend Winter Retreat: February 16-19th, Five Oaks Conference Centre in Ontario. They will also attend the General Council in Oshawa, July 21-28/2018. This Retreat will help to prepare and form the Youth attending Youth Forum at GC 43. At this Retreat, the five youth from BC will gather with five youth from all the other Conferences in Canada.




Evolve 2017: The World needs your True Self

Start Date: 
Nov 10 2017 (All day) - Nov 13 2017 (All day)

Evolve is an annual gathering of BC Conference United Church Youth, Young Adults and Leaders to form community, explore our faith and have fun!

Evolve 2017: The World Needs your True Self. Our world is in great need of hope, inspiration, the passion of people willing to share their gifts and change things. Finding our true selves in a world full of false selves can be tough. Experience how our true selves are the ones created by God who transforms and works with us in the world and when we live from our true selves we feel alive, we have energy, we are peaceful and inspired to share what we have and are with others.


Youth and Young Adult Ministry Sunday

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Sunday

Fourth Sunday of September:  September 24.2017         
BC Conference – The United Church of Canada

We invite you as communities of Faith to gather for worship on this Sunday or another in 2017, to celebrate and engage with Young People.  If you have youth in your congregation or you don’t, if you are seeking ways to connect and share with them, if you are seeking ways to bring awareness and honor to this ministry, then this service is created for you. 

Imagine Children's Retreat

Start Date: 
Feb 17 2017 - 4:00pm - Feb 19 2017 - 12:30pm

February 17 - 19 2017 at Stillwood Retreat Centre in the Columbia Valley (near Cultus Lake).

This retreat begins at 4 pm on Friday.
If your child travels on our chartered bus the pick up time in the lower mainland will be approximately between 2 - 3 pm.
There are several school districts in lower mainland that have a Non-Instructional day on February 17.
For those districts who do have instruction on February 17 we understand that some children may have to miss a couple hours of school.

This retreat is supported by the United Church of Canada BC Conference, lower mainland presbyteries and congregations, and is open to ALL children ages 8 - 11. We hope you will join us!

?Additional information is on the Imagine Children's Retreat website.


This is a Conference for Youth, Young Adults, and their Leaders at Stillwood Conference Centre, Cultus Lake from November 6th to 8th. The cost is $270, and includes your travel from anywhere in BC Conference!

We’ll explore sacred spaces and spiritual practice, enjoy amazing meals, time in community, dance, learn, have fun and practice our faith! 

Some words about our theme:

Youth at Conference - General Meeting of BC Conference

Start Date: 
May 27 2015 - 5:00pm - May 31 2015 - 12:00pm

Youth at Conference works to include a youth presence in the life and work of the General
Meeting of BC Conference. The goals are:

  • To provide youth attending conference with access to the skills, resources, information, and people which will enable them to participate fully in the Conference General Meeting as voting delegates
  • To provide an opportunity for youth to build community and networks with one another from across BC Conference
  • To be a presence of energy, passion and creativity for the annual meeting.

[Video] Evolve 2014

Ever wonder why the Youth and Young Adult Ministry is so important to the life of our church? "YAYA", as the ministry is affectionately called, fosters inclusion and hope in places that might seem lonely and uncertain. If you're not a teen yourself, this impact may be difficult to experience or see in action. Which is why BC Conference is proud to produce this video and share the experience of its annual "YAYA" gathering, Evolve.

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Evolve 2014: Event Highlights

From November 8 to 11, 180 youth and young adults gathered at Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre to form community, explore faith, and have fun. And they did just that! 

From collaborative art projects to singing, Hunger Games and dress-up dinners, and a variety of spiritual reflection practices, this year’s Evolve was an incredible success.

Check out this video about the Evolve experience!

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