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

INSPIRE Conference 2017

Start Date: 
Apr 28 2017 - 9:00am - Apr 29 2017 - 9:00pm

Come and gather at our second annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference!

Registration is open! Full details on the INSPIRE website.

Conference takes place at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, April 28-29, 2017



Two focus groups with workshops and keynote speakers for both:
Contemplative Justice Ministry and Ministry with Children, Youth and Young Adults

Education, community and ministry to Leaders of Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families!
Connection, education and community building for the Ministry of Contemplative Justice in Faith Communities!

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.


Start Date: 
Nov 11 2016 (All day) - Nov 14 2016 (All day)

Rest and renew in the wonder of the natural world.

Evolve is an annual gathering of BC Conference United Church Youth, Young Adults and Leaders to form community, explore our faith and have fun! This year’s Evolve will find all ages: Junior Youth (grade 7-9), Senior Youth (grade 10-12), Young Adults (18-25), Youth Leaders and Elders all gathered together at one event. Planning for the event is underway and we are all very excited!

This year's event runs November 11 to November 14, costs $320.00 and includes transportation from anywhere in the province.

Follow us on Twitter for more regular updates and check who else is coming on our Facebook page!

If you require financial assistance, check out the Imagine Fund!

Registration is now open on the Evolve website.

IMAGINE! A Children's Retreat

Start Date: 
Feb 19 2016 - 4:00pm - Feb 21 2016 - 1:00pm

The most fabulous amazing Children's retreat is happening for the 11th year in 2016!  Save the dates and plan to join us at Stillwood Retreat Centre in the Columbia Valley (near Cultus Lake)

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!

Our Vision:



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.

Island Time 2015 - Step into the Water

Start Date: 
May 1 2015 (All day) - May 3 2015 (All day)

Island Time is Vancouver Island's own May Retreat for youth and young adults.  We will meet at the beautiful Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake from May 1-3, 2015, to reunite with friends, forge new connections, and grow in the spirit.

Full details and registration material are found on our website:  islandtimebc.weebly.com

[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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