Tuesday, 22 October 2013

LCCC Conclave

Friday, October 18th was a big meeting for LCCC as we gathered to learn lots about the Pope! We started with a fun game of Pope Jeopardy, which had a lot of difficult questions! But that's okay, that just meant it was more of an opportunity to learn :) 
Pope Trivia!
Congrats to our winner, Seline (1550 pts). George was in a close 2nd place with 1250 pts... Jason was last because he's dumdum

We followed up the Jeopardy with a fun animated video summarizing how to become a Pope:

Then Jason went on a long-winded spiel to share about his World Youth Day experience in Rio de Janeiro over the summer. It truly sounded like an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that all Catholic youths should try to go to at least once. 

His spiel was long-winded for a reason, though, because just as he finished, their special guests from Toronto arrived! Viatrix, LCCC alumnus, and honourary LCCC member Chris made it in time for the last part of the cell, which was the best part - the LCCC Conclave! 

We did our best to mimic the papal election process, using boxes and plates and saying the proper lines. 
"I call as my witness Christ the Lord who will be my judge, that my vote is given to the one who before God I think should be elected."
Our ballots, which say "I elect as Supreme Pontiff..."
After six rounds of ballots, Jason was finally elected as LCCC Pope. Unfortunately, we weren't able to burn the ballots inside Middlesex College, so we played a video of white smoke instead! Jason arbitrarily chose the name of Pope Stephen, although "Pope Urban" came in a close second. 
A hand for Pope Stephen, everybody.
And thus concluded one of the best cells of the year so far :) Afterwards, LCCC went out to dinner at Congee Chan with their special guests and then hung out at Janet and Sharon's apartment, playing Mafia and Telestrations, having a blast. 

We'll be gone for a couple weeks as we take a break for exams and Fall Study Break, but hope to see you the first week of November!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

LCCC Cells (Collage and God's will)

On September 27, LCCC members were given 2 questions ahead of time:

Because who doesn't love arts and crafts?! 

Members had to either bring in a picture/object/quote, and discuss in small groups how it relates to these 2 questions. We generated a lot of great discussion. Thank you everyone for sharing! Afterwards, we all gathered for a fun collage-making time!

The meaning behind this activity is that the church is like a collage—we're God's collage. Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do". We all come from different walks of life, and with the help of Christ, we're able to make create a work of art altogether.

We were all able to channel our inner creativity :)
Final product of the night:

So is the last time you'll see this collage? Guess you'll have to wait and see.....


For our cell on October 4th, we discussed God's will. We started off with a couple of ice-breakers (Spiritual Telestrations). We also played an activity where LCCC members were given scenarios and had to choose between two options that would lead them to different areas in the UCC (along the way, snacks were provided). We gathered to discuss what our opinions of God's will, what does His will mean for me, how do I follow His will etc. It was a great night filled with lots of food, fun and good discussion.