Marianne Rasmus
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Uplift 2024: Youth (Grade 9 to age 18), young adults (19-25) and those who lead them are invited to participate in the conference Audacious Hope – Nothing to hold us back, which will take place July 3 to 7 at Brock University in St. Catharines. The title is based on 2 Corinthians 3:12: With that kind of hope to excite us, nothing holds us back.

As with previous Canada Youth (CY) events, there will be three streams at the conference – Youth, Young Adults and Leadership – and each stream will focus on that group’s unique needs and faith expression, exploring Audacious Hope through activities, learning, worship, prayer, relationship building and lots of fun! The whole gathering will worship, play and dine together. 

uplift 2024 will be a place:
●    Where brave hope will come alive.
●    Where we learn to discover beauty amid the brokenness.
●    Where we will become inspired towards bold acts of faith.
All are invited to come and join in an amazing journey to new perspectives and new friends, refreshed hope, greater awareness, and a great week of fun.

Knox Ottawa encourages everyone from Grade 9 to age 25, and those who lead them, to join in this amazing experience! We will arrange transportation and fundraising activities to ensure that everyone from our congregation who wants to attend is able to participate. For more details about uplift 2024, go to To ask questions or express interest, look for the information table in Geneva Hall during coffee hour, or email

The brochure can be found HERE.