Article by Phoebe Burrows (Ascension), Sarah Hedderson (St. Mary’s), Keara Savoury (Good Shepherd), and Keegan Pike (St. Lawrence)
For the past 5 years, youth between the ages of 12 and 19 have had wonderful experiences learning about God, their faith, and how to incorporate them into everyday life. GPS (God’s Positioning System) is an annual conference for youth held around the province focusing on vocation, self discovery, and building relationships with fellow youth.
In previous years, youth have had the opportunity to hear from many different keynote speakers including Scott Evans, Bill Cliff, Mark Dunwoody, and Sheilagh Mcglynn, as well as participate in other activities such as outreach projects for local charities, wellness activities, arts and crafts, and fun games. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jenny Salisbury. Jenny is an arts major from Toronto with a theatre background who is sure to provide a fun and enriching weekend for everyone involved. This year the conference will be held at the Lavrock Camp and Conference Centre from April 5-7th. This retreat venue offers great accommodations and an enjoyable outdoor environment, exceptional for fun and recreation!
Youth from grade 7 and up are invited to join us this spring for a faith enriching and overall fun experience. Everyone will be sure to have a great time. Many participants from previous years say it’s an incredible experience exploring faith while making new friendships outside of everyday church life, and all have enjoyed themselves tremendously. We hope to see new faces this April: all are welcome! GPS
A few photographs from last year’s GPS Conference: