Oct 20th to 22nd, 36 participants grade 7 to 12, led by 20 young leaders, explored the theme “Lost in Translation: the History of the Bible, How it has Changed through the Ages, and Whose Voices Are Missing.”
The theme times were very inter-active starting with a bible trivia scavenger hunt where participants hunted across the church for answers to trivia questions about the books of the bible and how it was composed. In the second theme session the participants explored how someone’s culture could affect how they tell their stories. In the final theme session participants took a scripture reading and wrote their own translation of it.
Games Night, Social stations and the Dance were a lot of fun! A good way to meet new friends and re-connect with old ones.
Worship times focused on missing, underrepresented and misinterpreted voices of the Bible: Indigenous Peoples, Women, and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community.
Pool time at St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool – more fun with friends!
We borrowed the ceremonial drum from Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre and one of the retreat participants taught us a few songs. Thanks SSSC for entrusting us with this special drum!
We even had people with birthdays during the retreat! Happy Birthday! Let’s have cake!
Hoping to see all these youth again at Zeebu Youth Retreat in February!