Young Adult Retreat: Showing up for yourself! ~ Se prendre en main
Save the date! A spiritual retreat for folks aged 18 to 40ish.
Theme: How do we show up for ourselves? "Se prendre en main"
Many young people struggle with balancing all of the demands that work, school, family, and the wider world place on us. We need to develop skills to care for ourselves, set healthy boundaries and find strong communities of support. Join us for a weekend of playing in nature, relaxation, and practical learning; all in an affirming and open Christian community.
Location: Camp D'Action Biblique (Cleveland QC)
Cost: 60$ per person (let Shanna know if this is a barrier to participation.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/uBFUosD3Q9pDbgXU7
Planned by members of the First-Third Leadership Team of the Nakonha:ka Regional Council of the United Church of Canada.
And in 2023 ...
Young Adult Hangout: Cheap Seats at the Movies!
On Tuesday August 22nd, young adults from St. Martha's Chapel and Mount Royal United Church watched Barbie together.
Kids’ Afternoon Out: Pizza, PJs, & Movies
Young Adult Hangout at the Circus
Thanks to our two intrepid travellers which came out in the rain for the Young Adult Hangout at the Circus! They are pictured here with their umbrellas and their new purple elephant friend. The show was ultimately canceled but we did see people walking on stilts and juggling as we raced inside for shelter from the rain.
Photo by Sarah Wicks-Potter
Kids’ Afternoon Out: Board Games Wins the Vote
Graduation Ceremony & End of the Year Bash
We had a party! We celebrated the end of the year AND all our graduates in a Graduation Ceremony during the 10:30am service on Sunday, June 18th and after the service at the End of the Year SSYG Bash.
Photo by Elizabeth Boivin.
For Christian Family Sunday, the Youth Group and Sunday School combined forces to help with coffee hour. We provide chips and salsa and lemonade as well as decorating some ladyfingers and frosting a cake (which says Happy M-Day!) No matter the makeup of your family, you are welcome and celebrated at MRUC!
Did somebody say pancakes? On Tuesday, February 21st, we all came together for our Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Supper with pancakes prepared by Doug and the Youth Group and soup and sausages prepared by Donald. Elizabeth provided us with desserts and decorations. It was a privilege to see our youth cook and prepare pancakes for us and we are very grateful to all the volunteers and staff who made the event possible. We hope everyone has a good and spiritual fulfilling Lent and that our Pancake Supper brought some joy as we prepare for Easter.
On Saturday, January 14th, 2023, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, we had a MESSY CHURCH and A CONGREGATIONAL POTLUCK! The theme was new beginnings and so we celebrated the Lunar New Year, 2023, and the story of Noah’s ark – a story which led to a new world.
On December 18th, 2022, we had our Christmas Pageant with contributions from the choir, the Sunday School, and the Youth Group!
On December 9th, we had a Family Christmas Day in collaboration with the Diocese of Montreal.
MRUC had boutique and bake sale Saturday, November 12! Kids had a Bakefest on Friday, November 11th and baked cupcakes, cookies and brownies to sell at the bake sale to support our church!
Youth Group Excursion to Chinatown
Kids' Night Out - Pizza and Movie Night!
On July 2nd, all Sunday Schoolers were invited to a Pizza and Movie Night! At this event, we ate pizza, played games and watched a movie.
YA & YG Bowling
On May 21st, the Youth and Young Adults (12+) had a great time bowling.
Kids' Night Out - Pizza and PJ Party!
On May 14, all Sunday Schoolers were invited to a Pizza and PJ Party! At this event, we ate pizza, played games and watched a movie.... all in the comfort of our PJs!
Youth and Young Adult Games Night
On March 8th, MRUC young adults and youth members (those aged 12-28) were invited to a Games Night over Zoom. We played ‘The Telephone Game’ and the top player won a $25 gift card to Chapters. These events are a great way to reconnect with past and present youth group members, over some friendly competition.
Mrs. Claus Bake Sale
Halloween Costume Party
Youth and Young Adult Murder Trivia (12+)
Orange Shirt Sunday
Virtual Christmas Pageant
On December 20th the Sunday School and Youth presented this year's Virtual Christmas Pageant. Showcasing the voices of our youngest members in Sunday School, Youth Group and a number of musical presentations performed by the children. Check it out on our YouTube channel.
STORYTIME: “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”
Virtual Christmas Cookie Decorating
On December 11, the Sunday School and Youth Gathered to decorate Christmas cookies. The cookies, icing and decorations were generously made and delivered to each child's home by Eliabeth Boivin. In addition to the delicious treats, each child received a beautifully made holiday themed face mask thanks to one of our memebers, Winnie Stewart. Thank you to all of those who particiapted and made such a wonderful night possible!
Zoom Mask-erade Scavenger Hunt
Our Mask-erade Scavenger Hunt of Friday October 30th was a success! The kids and leaders had a blast hunting for items around their houses and were all even able to enjoy some treats from goodie-bags that had been delivered to each child the night before! A very different Halloween - but definitely one for the books!
Each year as Christmas approaches, our Sunday School and Youth Group present the greatest story ever told.
Every Holiday season, the bravest of our members bundle up and set out to sing Christmas favourites to those in our community.
Annual Skating Party
Every winter, the Sunday School, Youth Group and Nursery meet before the service on Sunday and walk over to our local outdoor ice rink. Join us for skating, hot chocolate and more!
A fun filled night of pancakes, games, and entertainment to fundraise for a chosen cause.
Thirty Hour Fast
Our annual Thirty Hour Fast is one of the most anticipated Youth Events of the year! While fasting for thirty hours to fundraise for a chosen cause, the Youth engage in fun activities (they have been known to even play Laser tag all night!) before eventually crashing at the church for a sleepover. In the morning, the Youth help set up a donation-based luncheon before breaking their fast with the rest of the congregation.
Halloween For Hunger
Each year our church's Sunday School and Youth Group joins together in costume and giving spirits to collect non-perishable food goods to be donated to charity.