Pack your bags

and get ready to live a once

(or maybe twice, or maybe three times)

in a lifetime experience.

Rendez-Vous 2020

Supported by your generous donations to Mission & Service.

Rendez-vous, a Mission & Service supported event,  brings together youth (entering grade 9 and up to any age), young adults, and their leaders from across the country (and beyond!) for a celebration of vibrant music, inspiring speakers, and dancing like there is no tomorrow.

  • celebrate the bold faith of The United Church of Canada with hundreds of your new best friends
  • explore how brave space creates opportunities to learn, to share, and to celebrate new relationships
  • experience the brazen grace of a living community of hope and inclusion

We’re busy working behind the scenes getting everything ready, so start packing and get ready to experience your faith gone wild!

What you can do now

We are recruiting now for the following leadership positions:

Home group leaders: We need your passionate and faithful leadership

Home groups are the heart of Rendez-vous: where the day starts and ends, where stories are shared and friendships are made.

Workshop leaders: We need your ideas and experiences

Rendez-vous features new, innovative, and inspiring ways to promote faith, service, and affirming leadership in the church and in our communities. As a workshop leader:

You will

  • lead one or more workshops related to innovative, energizing, and inspiring youth and young adult ministry

You get

  • an awesome t-shirt, discounted registration, and an unforgettable experience

Not sure this is how you want to help?

No problem! Send an e-mail to rendezvous@united-church.ca to let us know you want to be a part of Rendez-vous 2020.

If you’d like to make a donation please visit the Mission & Service donation page. We are so grateful to those donors who support the Mission & Service. Those gifts make Rendez-vous possible.  Please consider making a gift today in support of vibrant youth ministries.

The audience

We expect up to 700 attendees, including participants, volunteers, guests and leadership. Programming focuses on young people, split roughly between youth (age 14-18) and young adults (age 19-30).

The audience consists mainly of young people who are members of or associated with The United Church of Canada, a progressive Protestant Christian denomination in Canada. (For more about The United Church of Canada, see https://united-church.ca.)

Rendez-Vous 2020 is supported through generous donations to Mission & Service.

The theme, “Faith Gone Wild” 

Rendez-Vous 2020 supports young people in The United Church of Canada and beyond as they live out a bold and unapologetic faith in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Three thematic threads hold together our vision of faith for a new generation.

Bold Faith

We declare an unapologetic faith in the identity and ministry of Jesus Christ. We recognize that young people hear the call to live out their faith in community and to share the redemptive promise of grace.

Brave spaces 

We create inclusive opportunities to learn, to share, and to celebrate new relationships. We recognize that young people hear the call to learn from each other, to live together in understanding and appreciation of all our differences, and to share our common humanity.

Brazen grace 

We celebrate a living community of generosity, hope and inclusion that seeks to realize the kingdom of God. We recognize that young people hear the call to bring justice and peace into the world, to live in respect with creation, and to bridge the differences that divide us.