Past Events 2017

Spring Youth Retreat 2017

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May 20-22, 2017

Youth held their annual youth retreat at Gracefield. This year's theme was Diverse, Yet One in Christ. Activities reinforced the theme.

Youth began with a wall-building activity where they listed all the ways people separate themselves from one another, then came together to tear down those walls. They explored different ways of worshipping, learned to say "hello" in different languages, ate different ethnic foods, and - of course - enjoyed different Gracefield activities: archery, ropes, swimming, canoeing and hiking!

Confirmation Retreat 2017

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Apr 28-30, 2017

Seven St. Stephen youth had a concentrated and fun-packed weekend retreat learning the basics of Christianity and Presbyterianism - including an introduction to 2000 years of Church History in 2 hours!

There was also time for fun - skits based on the Bible, improvs, kite-making to reinforce teachings on the Holy Spirit, games, web searches and presentations, meals and videos!

No Other Name 2017

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Apr 14, 2017

No Other Name was a Youth Rally for grade 7-12 students,held on Good Friday, organized by a group of Youth Leaders in the greater Ottawa area, featuring amazing worship, an engaging speaker, mind-blowing entertainment, insane dodgeball, and exciting workshops!


March Break Camp 2017

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Mar 13-17, 2017

The Presbytery of Ottawa invited youth ages 9-16 to its March Break Camp at Gracefield. Explore Gracefield's Winter Wonderland - 280 woodland acres alongside Lac Castor - while snowshoeing, skating, cross country skiing, racing homemade toboggans ... and more! Participants met new friends, participated in teambuilding games, enjoyed fascinating seasonal fun and explored Christian beliefs through creative, interactive activities & discussions.

Winterlude 2017

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Feb 4, 2017

Time for some winter fun! Ottawa youth came together at Knox Manotick to celebrate "The Warmth of God's Love" with worship, tobogganing, making sandwiches and soup mixes for the Food Bank, crafts & pizza!