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.
The Branches Youth Group is back meeting each Sunday at 10:45 in Trinity Hall. This year we are following the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum. The focus for September was Creation, and for October will be Humanity. In early September several members of the group enjoyed a day at the Camp Fortune Aerial Park. It was a great outdoor activity with a good tie-in to our focus of Creation. In October we are planning a return visit from several leaders from the CHEO Youth Net program to talk about youth mental health. The first session was held last year and was well received by the youth and leaders. A fund raising bake sale to support the youth participation in next August’s CLAY event in Thunder Bay was a success. There will be more of these events over the next several months. Please remember that this group of youth is part of the future of the parish and needs your financial support and prayers.
For further information about any aspect of the Branches Youth Group speak to any of the leaders: Olivia Pelling, Ron Harder, Carol Danson and Chris Porter.
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; Chris Porter.