The youth of Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island) Christian Reformed Church joined young people from several other churches in their area for a February weekend full of winter activities and inspirational forums.
Charlottetown teens enjoy a weekend of snow activities and educational forums as part of a multi-denominational youth rally.
The REVERB Youth Rally: Arctic Survivor Edition included sled racing and “sumo” games in the snow as well as teaching sessions, including one on social media led by Charlottetown CRC.
Albert and Susanne Huizing led the social media forum, covering the negative and positive impact of today’s technology. They asked questions such as “How do we build credibility as Christians?” and “How do we use social media in the framework of glorifying God, caring for his world, and expanding his kingdom?”
Simon Christian Reid, a participant in the event, was impressed with the whole weekend. “It was quite obvious that the musicians were there to worship God and not themselves,” he said. “This made it an amazing feeling that prepared me for the speakers. For both Friday and Saturday, the speakers were great.”
Seventy-five youth and leaders attended the rally, representing six denominations.
Why REVERB? Huizing explained that it was short for reverberations—something that has a lasting effect after it has happened and doesn’t leave things the same. Like the gospel.