"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

The Branches: Youth Group

The Branches: Youth Ministry: Our mission statement, incorporating ideas written by the youth is: St. Helen’s Anglican Youth Ministry, “The Branches”, intentionally develops friendships and character, and grows in the Spirit within a safe environment while having fun and reaching out to the community.

Youth Group (The Branches) has now been active for three years!  We are thankful for a team of committed leaders and a group of committed youth. We are also thankful for the continuing support of the parish and for God’s guidance in this ministry.  We have a full six months ahead of us and have invited both Lutheran youth we met at CLAY this past summer as well as Indigenous youth from St. Margaret’s Vanier to join us in events.  By the time this is published, we will have conducted another session with the CHEO YouthNet (mental health) team on stress, this time with some Lutheran youth we met at CLAY, including a chili lunch.

For further information about any aspect of the Branches Youth Group speak to any of the leaders:  Olivia Pelling, Ron Harder, Carol Danson and Berthorie Beauvoir.

The Branches leadership team is always open for new leaders, if you feel that is your calling.  Speak to Olivia Pelling or the clergy for more information.

Thank you to our youth and to their leaders for their ministry in our parish.

All youth of the parish (12-18) are welcome.  For more details contact the Church office or any member of the leadership team: Olivia Pelling; Ron Harder; Carol Danson; Berthorie Beauvoir.