Tag «Youth Forum»

Leadership in Our Time

My “water mug” – the one I will be bringing to the 42nd General Council – comes from last February’s Youth Forum and it declares, “God’s World Needs Young Leaders.” Recently, a friend pushed this further, and said that in this changing reality of church, we may not need buildings, but we sure are going to need good leaders, young …

Conversations that Matter

The pilgrimage to Corner Brook begins Monday, June 29, and then it’s 40 days and 40 nights of travelling time, until General Council 42 begins. I would like to invite the whole church to participate in this pilgrimage – not only General Council commissioners, staff, and guests, but all of you “back home,” who won’t actually be …

Pilgrimage to “The Rock”

Youth Forum happened early this year… a new way of doing things. Each Conference of The United Church of Canada was invited to send five youth to a long-weekend gathering at Five Oaks (one of our church educational centres, near Paris, Ontario), where they would begin preparation for the 42nd General Council – “Behold I Make All Things New.” So, …