A small group of youth gathered on the floor around poster paper

Leadership activity

May 13 to 15, 2022, the Prairie to Pine YAAY committee held a youth leadership event, to give youth and young adults a chance to connect and practice their leadership skills.

40 youth attended bowling on Friday evening. 25 youth attended the leadership activities, and 55 people of all ages attended a dance at St. Mary’s Road United on Saturday evening. The dance floor was full most of the night!

A group of youth leading a song in worship

Youth shared in worship leadership with Churchill Park UC minister, Dawn Rolke

Sunday worship was done in partnership with Churchill Park UC. We were welcomed with open arms. The youth provided the message, the music, read the prayers and scripture and Dawn Rolke (minister) tied it all together beautifully!

The majority of the youth were from Winnipeg, but there were  youth from each of Sanford, Selkirk, Anola, Portage la Prairie, La Riviere, Brandon, Waskada and, thanks to a grant from Vision Fund, 2 youth flew in from Oxford House.

Livestream of worship is posted on CPUC’s youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScmB9waGXVE. Livestreaming has its challenges. The microphones didn’t pick up the group singing clearly but you can feel the energy & the lyrics are posted, so you can still singing along! The audio of the stories is picked up clearly, but unfortunately, the camera did not find the first speaker! Even so, those stories, and the service in general, is certainly worth taking in, if you wish to feel a sense of hope for our church’s future.

Youth playing volleyball in a church gym

A Competitive Volleyball Game with Lots of Laughter

A small circle of youth sitting on floor chatting

Doing a Leadership Exercise

youth playing basketball in church gym

A late night basketball game