Adult Volunteer Application

For Adults who wish to help at our Summer Camps

We have opportunities for Adults to participate as a volunteer and help at our camps this summer.  We have several weeks of camps for kids and need lots of help in different areas.  If you would like to apply to help in this way, please download the application form by clicking on the link below.  If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Jenn Rae, Children’s Ministry Director, kids@eastridge.ca.

Download the Application form (submit to Jenn Rae when completed kids@eastridge.ca). Then fill in your selections on the form below.

Youth Volunteer Application

For Youth who wish to help at our Summer Camps

We have opportunities for Youth to participate as a volunteer to help at our camps this summer.  We have several weeks of camps for kids and need lots of help in different areas.  If you would like to apply to help in this way, please download the application form by clicking on the link below.  If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Jenn Rae, Children’s Ministry Director, kids@eastridge.ca.

Host Homes Needed

Two homes needed to host our SU Sports Camp Coaches for 1 week

July 18-22, 2022 We are in need of 2 homes to host Coaches from Scripture Union for our sports camp week.  There will be 2 female coaches and 2 male coaches.  If you are interested in hosting, you can choose which coaches would best suit your home.  They will need two separate beds.  You will not be required to provide meals, just lodging.  Please let us know if you have pets.  If you can help in this way, please contact Yolanda at reception@eastridge.ca.  

Lunches Needed

For the SU Sports Camp Coaches

July 18-22, 2022 is our Sports Camp week this summer.  Can you make a few bag lunches for our SU Coaches?  There will be four Coaches and 5 days that they will need lunch provided.  If you are able to help, fill in the form below to indicate what day(s) you are available to drop off lunches for these young people.

Faithful and Ready

Read 
Matthew 25:1-13
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” Verse 1 (NIV) 

Reflect 
This parable is a troubling one because it dismisses a number of character traits that Jesus would otherwise champion. For instance, why do the prepared 5 not share their oil with the 5 who were unprepared. Or why are the 5 unprepared called foolish and unable to enter. The parable has a very specific message. Let’s take a look. 

Another wedding, another feast. In this parable, ten girls wait eagerly to meet the bridegroom. When he arrives, the banquet will begin. The girls wait, and wait, and wait . . . and then fall asleep – all ten of them. 

When the call finally comes, “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!” the girls awaken from their sleep, rub their eyes, and trim the wicks on their lamps. They want to help light the way for the bridegroom to enter the wedding festivities. They want to be part of the procession, part of the celebration, part of the big entrance. 

But five of them have to drop out of the gathering crowd. They are not well prepared; they have run out of oil, so they have to go and try to buy more. 

This parable is about being prepared and faithful and that is why it is seemingly so harsh.  Are you prepared and ready to meet Jesus, the bridegroom who is coming? You can be assured of saying yes to this question if you believe and trust in Jesus himself. 

And are you able to wait and persevere in faith for the Lord to come? We cannot rely on a friend’s faith, or the faith of our parents. We can only truly rely on the strength of faith that Jesus provides that he gives that through his Spirit – in abundance, as much as we need! 

Pray 
Lord Jesus, I want to be a light for you, prepared and faithful in all I do. Help me through daily conversations with you to stay fuel filled and trimmed and bright, until you come again. Amen.