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Youth and Young Adults (YAYA)

For the last 35 years there has been ministry provided to Youth, Young Adults (YAYA) and their Leaders in BC Conference.

There have been a long line of conferences, retreats, gatherings, and opportunities for leadership development.

The BC Conference YAYA Leadership team, with representation from across the Conference, meets three times a year to set vision, think strategically and to plan wider church events.

We invite anyone with a heart for ministry with Youth and Young Adults to any of our gatherings and events.

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Evolve.2018

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 event is from November 9 to 12, 2018 and will be held at Stillwood Camp, Cultus Lake.

For more information, visit the Evolve website.

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May Retreat North and South

Calling all youth, young adults and leaders across BC Conference...

Two retreats... one weekend...

From May 18-21, 2018, May Retreat North will be held at Gavin Lake Camp, Big Lake, BC, while May Retreat South at will be held at Camp Fircom on Gambiar Island.

For more information about the retreat, visit the May Retreat website.

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Young Adult Retreat

Come Away... Attend the Young Adult Retreat to Naramata, from April 27 - 30, 2018. For those from age 18 to 35-ish.

We are so excited to gather the Young Adult Community in BC Conference for their very own event! This is a chance to gather together the diverse and wonderful community of young adults, be it from Universities, Churches, Camps, and wider Church events.

If this is your first retreat ever, be welcome.
If you've attended many different United Church events in the past, be welcome.

There will be openness, accessibility, possibility, and talk of SPIRIT at Come Away...

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Inspire 2018

The INSPIRE Conference for Youth and Young Adults is from February 23 - 24, 2018.

Join us at the third annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference!

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

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Awesome Opportunity for Youth from BC!

During summer 2018, the 13 youth commissioners, along with two young adult leaders, will be employed by the General Council to make a pilgrimage across the country to United Church youth events, gatherings, and camps to listen to the dreams and needs of young people. They will also spend some weeks working in their home conference and serve as commissioners at the 42nd General Council in Oshawa, July 2018. Read More

YAYA on Facebook

Join our online community on Facebook! We manage a private group, so just request permission to join. 

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Youth & Young Adult Leadership Team

Together we are working to provide a quality church experience for all the young people of BC Conference. There are YAYA leaders all over the province -- Talk to us!

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BC Youth & Young Adult Strategic Vision

Our BC Conference YAYA Leadership Team, which consists of one person from each Presbytery, University Chaplains, Conference Staff and Naramata Staff have been meeting twice a year for the past few years and have developed a Strategic Vision for Youth & Young Adult Ministry in BC Conference..

Click here to view our current Strategic Vision.

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