Join Imagine Children’s Retreat online to hear story, play games and sing! Connect with friends and leaders, make new friends in a context that nurtures each person’s spirit and faith through play and more.
Leaders of this event seek to provide an inclusive space where children may have opportunities to wonder about and explore their faith through story, worship, music, drama and other creative ways that
deepen our relationship with God.
Registration is open
Each person to register by October 6th will receive a kit.
2020 is turning out to be a year of the unexpected and that means Rendez-vous 2020 will be a Rendez-vous unlike any other. Due to the ongoing health crisis, we won’t be able to hold a large gathering in Calgary this summer. It’s up to us to dream together what it means to be a community of faith, even if we can’t all be in the same (physical) space.
Through real-time online events, recordings, and DIY workshop kits, we will celebrate bold faith, brave space and brazen grace. Here’s what you can expect:
- Inspiring speakers, powerful worship and singing your favorite songs
- Fun, engaging and interactive workshops and activities
- New friends from across the country and around the world
- Awesome t-shirts (yep, it will be a Rendez-vous to remember!)
Scripture Reference: Matthew 14:22-33
Today’s story about Jesus walking on the water teaches us two very important things: Jesus was amazing and we can trust that Jesus is with us all the time, especially if we are in trouble. Remember, as soon as Peter panicked when he started to sink into the water, he called out to Jesus. And Jesus was right there. He caught Peter and helped him.
Scripture Reference: Jonah 1-4
Nothing gets in the way of God’s plans. That’s what the story of Jonah is about. God wants everyone, EVERYONE!, to know how much she or he is loved by God. When Jonah doesn’t cooperate with God’s plan to go tell the Ninevites, God helps him do the right thing.
Scripture Reference: Genesis 6-9
The point of this story is that God cared so much about the created world that God made a plan to continue life on earth through the survivors on the ark. God loves animals, and God loves the people he created—even when they mess up. God can call a do-over and offer a second chance at things.
God wants us to love and obey. But we don’t always do this. Sometimes we are wicked through and through. Yet God loves us even when we are on the wrong track and doing all the wrong things. God has promised to love us always and no matter what, and so . . . we are loved! Always. No matter what. God keeps promises. This is what we can remember when we see the rainbow in the sky. The rainbow is a sign of God’s goodness and steadfast love.
May 24 – The Ascension
Scripture Reference – Acts 1:6-14
Lesson Focus – We are God’s ground crew
Up, up, up and away! Jesus went up to heaven today! But that’s not all. There’s more to say: Jesus will come back someday! Up, up, up and away! Jesus went up to heaven today! While we are waiting, we can pray, And tell about him every day!
June 7 – Creation
Scripture Reference – Genesis 1:1—2:4a
Lesson Focus – God gardens—so can we
Before God created the world, there was nothing at all—except God. Then God created and this is what happened:
On the 1st day, God made light that CRACKLED!
On the 2nd day, God made sky that BILLOWED!
On the 3rd day, God made plants that RUSTLED!
On the 4th day, God made a sun that SHIMMERED!
On the 5th day, God made sea creatures that SPLASHED!
On the 6th day, God made animals that GROWLED!
On the 7th day, God rested…AHHHHH! And God saw that EVERYTHING was good!
May 31 – The Holy Spirit
Scripture Reference – Acts 2:1-21
Lesson Focus – Share the Spirit!
Happy Birthday, Dear Church The Holy Spirit had come to the disciples, just as Jesus promised. The disciples were excited to have their lives guided by God’s Spirit. This was the very beginning of the Christian church.
May 17 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit
Scripture Reference – John 14:15-21
Lesson Focus – Jesus told the truth.
Jesus sat down on the soft grass with his disciples. He waited until they were quiet. Then he told them the truth about his life and their lives. What did Jesus tell the disciples?
May 10 – God’s House
Scripture Reference – John 14:1-14
Lesson Focus – I have a room in God’s house.
Room for everyone! Jesus told his friends, “Don’t be sad or worried. Believe in God and me. God’s house in heaven is so big that everyone can have a room. ”
May 3 – Early Believers
Scripture Reference – Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37
Lesson Focus – God’s people share.
Some of the early believers were great at sharing. They shared their food, clothes, and money. They even shared their homes. I can sing a song to remember their story. Clap your hands and sing to the tune, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands!”
April 26 – The Road to Emmaus
Scripture Reference – Luke 24:13-35
Lesson Focus – Jesus surprises us!
The trip happened a couple of days after Jesus died on the cross. Cleopas and his friend had been in Jerusalem when Jesus died. As they are walking slowly and sadly to Emmaus, a stranger joins them.