Every second summer, hundreds of youth, young adults and youth leaders join together from across our denomination, and with guests from around the world, to celebrate their vibrant faith at Canada Youth (CY). CY 2018 was held July 2-7 in St. Catharines, ON.

For Debbie Richard, a grant recipient of the Creative Ministry with Children and Youth Fund for Christian Educators,  attending this year’s CY event was uplifting and inspiring and provided an invaluable opportunity to connect with youth from the Atlantic synod. As the Youth Leader at Summerside Presbyterian Church, Debbie says that the fun, fresh ideas that she learned at CY will help to shape her youth ministry’s plans going into the fall.

As a long-time supporter of CY, Debbie also helped to run a workshop this year on Creative Prayer. The workshop offered new and creative forms of prayer, as well as some practical methods to make prayer a regular on-going part of attendees’ lives using.

Did you attend Canada Youth this year? Tag us on Facebook if you have stories to share and check out photos from this year’s CY here.

Learn more about Debbie’s work at Summerside Presbyterian.