Connection is one of the core values of the Free Methodist Church in Canada (FMCiC). It’s really great to be a part of a movement that encourages its people to “build healthy inter-congregational cooperation, celebration and support.”†
Our youth leaders are trying to foster this environment among several of the FM youth groups in the GTA.
Last fall we joined with 8 other Ontario congregations at the Muskoka Bible Centre for an inaugural event called The Source; a weekend of worship, learning, fun and fellowship, in what we hope will be an annual or bi-annual gathering of FM youth groups.
More recently, we got together with the Assyrian Gospel youth group at E-Zone for an afternoon of games and a bible discussion on The Armour of God.
And on Palm Sunday, almost 100 youth and leaders (from Bramalea FMC, Assyrian Gospel, Gospel of Love, and Kingsview) joined together to attend a Raptor’s game, and of course, Bible teaching time.
Last month another church joined Kingsview’s youth group for the 30-Hour Famine. They kicked off the time on Friday, April 20 with a worship service at which Howard was speaker. About 30 youth from the 2 churches were in attendance, and had an awesome time. This year there are four areas that funds raised are going toward:
- Clean drinking water in Mauritania
- Life-saving nutrition in Cambodia
- Education in North Sudan
- Protection from sexual exploitation in India
We’ll keep you posted on how much was raised to help in these important ministries to children, their families and their communities around the world.
Please join us or continue to pray for the young people that connect through the youth groups of the FMCiC, and the leaders that give so generously of themselves!
†For more on the values of the FMCiC visit www.fmcic.ca under Who We Are and Values.