We all look forward to having independence: getting your drivers license, graduating high school, moving out on your own. However true joy is not found in these milestones; rather as a Christian, true joy is found living in dependence on God. In Him we can find all that we need and what our hearts truly desire. Come hear what God has in store for you!
DATE: November 3-4, 2017
LOCATION: Curtis-Horne Christian School gym, 3718 Hill Ave, Regina, SK
REGISTER: Click Register below
DEADLINE: October 30, 2017
QUESTIONS?: Youth Department (306-244-9700 ext. 214, firstname.lastname@example.org)
TRAVELLING FROM WINNIPEG? Contact RRVJA Chaplain, Pastor Mark Ricaldi @ email@example.com OR 204-558-4748
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SPEAKER: Zach Wall
Zach Wall is not a stranger to the youth of the Conference. Originally born in Brockville, Ontario, Zach grew up just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba on a small alpaca farm. He grew up going to Henderson Highway Adventist Church and was involved in Pathfinders and praise teams as a teenager. In high school he began working at Camp Whitesand and his love for Jesus, ministry, and leading youth to Christ grew. During one of those summers at camp Zach gave his heart to God and found another love in Sandra, a fellow staff member. In desiring to follow God’s call, Zach headed to Arkansas to be an Assistant Chaplain at Ozark Adventist Academy and has spoken at the Man-Sask Camp Meeting in the youth division. Zach and Sandra are now married and living in Dundurn, SK with Ellie, their dog and Elmo, their gecko. Zach graduated with a double major in Sociology and Psychology and has recently been accepted into a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy through the seminary at Briercrest College. He loves hockey, music, football, canoeing, and camping.
Everyone is searching for connections; a place to belong, and people who care. As we stumble through our lives, at times feeling so alone, take courage that Christ is there! By His death on the cross, we have a path to the Father and moreover have a bond that unites us under His banner. Come find a place to belong and a God who brings us together at the youth rally. Connected by Christ, through Christ.
DATE: March 10-11, 2017
LOCATION: Lighthouse of Hope Church, 1008 Dakota Street, Winnipeg, MB
REGISTER: Click Register below
DEADLINE: March 7, 2017
QUESTIONS?: Youth Department (306-244-9700 ext. 214, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SPEAKER: Pastor Ray Valenzuela
Ray Valenzuela is the Associate Pastor of Hagerstown SDA Church. He grew up in the U.S. in the state of Kansas where he learned the Adventist Message. After his graduation from Adventist Academy he attended Union College in Lincoln Nebraska where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Theology to pursue his passion to become a pastor. After college he worked as Spanish Teacher in Texas and Youth pastor at the Baltimore Korean Church. He is married to Alyssa and has two small dogs named Mambo and Coco. His favorite hobbies are playing and watching sports as well as cheering for both the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs! He loves planning mission trips, doing outreach, and getting to know new people and connecting them to Jesus.
Finding God’s Voice
The Man-Sask Youth Rally in Saskatoon concluded this past weekend. It was held at the Victoria Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church in Saskatoon. Friday night, Nov 18, Pastor Jordane Smith began her series on the weekend theme of “Speak”. There are so many distractions in this modern world and her sermons were designed to help others listen to God “speak” in their lives and actually hear the loving call of God.
Sabbath morning there were over 190 people in attendance, including Victoria Avenue members and then evening programs had over 110, a healthy increase over previous youth rallies.
Sabbath afternoon included outreach opportunities for street ministry and homeless ministry. Attendee Kristian Wall, from Winnipeg, said that “singing at a homeless shelter was quite nice, because at first it was kind of nerve-wracking to sing for them, I’ve never done that before, but as you get into it and you can see the looks on people’s faces, I felt like we were doing a good deed, that’s what I thought…I hope we blessed someone that weekend.” Though the day was cloudy and chilly, the youth brought many smiles to people’s faces through flowers, high fives, and their voices.
As the weekend drew to a close and the last song was sung, the youth gathered together around the stage to sing “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me…” May the youth be inspired to follow God’s voice and know that they are loved and are worth so much in God’s eyes. Ryan Aikens, also from Winnipeg, said, “my highlight was being with all my friends and getting to meeting new people and getting together and coming closer”.
The weekend would not have been a success without the help of a group of young adults from Saskatoon called LOGOS Collective. The members of this group are talented and passionate about ministry and took much of the lead for the rally. The Youth Department were honored to work with them and thank them for the hard work that they put into the weeks of planning and into the weekend itself.
Special thanks also to Pastor Julio and the Victoria Ave. Church who graciously opened up their doors to host this event. Many of the church members dove into helping with the weekend events and supporting the youth. We also want to thank all the adult sponsors who made this weekend a reality for their local youth. There were many parents and youth leaders who drove van loads of youth many hours so that the youth could come. We are blessed to have such devoted adults for our youth.
Please take note of the following regarding the SPEAK Youth Rally.
- After Friday vespers, we will be hosting an After Glow. In our A F T E R G L O W open mic program, everyone is welcome to step up and share either your testimony, songs (guitar or keyboard will be provided), Slam poetry/Poetry or anything that God has inspired you to do. Come prepared to share!
- Lunch and Supper on Sabbath will be provided for the attendees of the Youth Rally.
- Sabbath afternoon we will be doing O U T R E A C H into the community. There will be a couple options but be prepared to go outside and walk a bit!
- Saturday night gym A C T I V I T I E S will be going on at the Seventh-day Adventist Christian School (2228 Herman Ave). This event will conclude around 10 pm. Bring running shoes and clothes to move around in. Feel free to make teams with team colors for a dodgeball tournament!
- BILLETING: If you are being billeted, please bring sleeping bags and pillows and maybe even a thank-you card for your hosts! Breakfasts will be covered by your hosting family.
We are looking forward to seeing you all there! It’s going to be great.
May God bless our plans and your travels!
Let’s all get ready to listen, SPEAK, and echo God’s message to us.
-the Youth Rally Leadership Team
Belize 2017 This year, we will be building a school for a young church that is growing fast in the small village of Billy White in Belize. All Man-Sask participants will travel to Edmonton where we will meet up with the Alberta participants to fly to Belize. Our flights are from Edmonton to Toronto and then directly to Belize City. The Borland Family will be picking us up by school bus at the airport and taking us the last stretch of our trip to the Faith FM Radio Station in Santa Elina, our home for the week. Each day we will travel to the worksite to build a brick school and spend time with the kids at the Adventist school there. We will take a day out our busy schedule to swim and snorkel in the ocean. There is some world-class snorkeling in the area and you will be amazed by the beautiful coral and fish. At the end of our trip, we will say good-bye to all of our new friends and fly back to Edmonton. Participants should be 16 years old and older. To register to become a participant on the trip, please fill in an application form and return to Sandra Wall at the Man-Sask Conference. This year’s mission trip date is April 12-19, 2017. The trip cost is $1800 each and includes flights, ground transportation, food, lodging, snorkeling, and project costs. Please take note that all monies will go through the Alberta Conference of SDA. Registration Package Insurance Information
Speak. At times the world around us becomes too loud and we can’t hear the Voice of one who loves. The screens scream at us to give our attention to the images flashing there. The homework, exams, and to-do-lists exhaust all of our time. Our minds struggle to find peace in the constant barrage of sound entering our senses. The Voice we need to hear is calling. Come join us as we seek to quiet the noise and listen for God’s voice. Speak Lord, we are listening.
DATE: November 18-20, 2016
LOCATION: Victoria Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church (1002 Victoria Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0Z8)
REGISTER: Fill out form below!
DEADLINE: November 13, 2016
QUESTIONS?: Youth Department (306-244-9700, email@example.com)
COMING FROM WINNIPEG?: Contact Pastor Alex Portillo for a ride (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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SPEAKER: Jordane Smith
She was born and raised in Toronto and is a recent graduate of Burman University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. She plans to continue her studies at Andrews University where she will be doing a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Social work. Her hope is to work to reach both churched and ‘unchurched’ for Christ by creating spaces where “the least of these” can belong, be seen, be heard, and be loved.
Don’t miss the empowering experience to be trained and deployed as the next generation of young people in service for the Kingdom of God. Whether it be on the public or private student campuses from across Canada or in the workplace, this summit will inform and invite you to go full out with Jesus to reach those around you with love, goodness, and the challenge to join us in building God’s domain everywhere. Continue reading “Canadian Youth Summit”
On the evening of March 19, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan a monumentous event is happening! Youth from all over Saskatchewan and Manitoba will come together to participate in our very own soccer World Cup! Get your friends together, make a team, and come ready to have some friendly competition of 5 vs 5 indoor soccer! We encourage you to get team colors or shirts as well! Register your team below!
DATE: Saturday, March 19, 2016
TIME: 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Curtis-Horne Gymnasium (3718 Hill Ave Regina, SK S4S 0X5)
REGISTER: Registration Form Below | Only 1 registration per team
DEADLINE: March 13, 2016
QUESTIONS: Youth Department (email@example.com)
- Must have at least 5 players (games will be 5 vs 5, including goalie)
- Up to 2 adults on a team (only 1 can play at a time)
- Must register ahead of time
Christ doesn’t only call us to follow, but to BE. We should BE restored, BE converted, BE healed, and BE reformed. He gives us to privilege to BE His hands and feet, BE His disciple, and BE messages of love. What do you choose to be? Come to this Youth Rally to hear about how to BE THE SERMON.
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