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 continues to meet regularly with the same enthusiastic members on Sundays at 10:45 in Trinity Hall. Ages 12-18 welcome! The youth led a Praise & Prayer service on Friday April 13th, with Derek Reid’s musical leadership. Two youth involved in the Diocese Youth Internship Program (YIP) – Eric Jones and Michelle Sangwe shared their experience of that program during the service. The youth also took part in the Clean-Up the Capital campaign on April 28th by cleaning up Queenswood Ridge Park. This month we are excited to have some guests join us for focus within the topic of God’s Love to draw attention to Indigenous issues with our own Audrey Lawrence, and LGBTQ issues with Hannah McGechie from the Ten Oaks project. As the year comes to a close, we are planning an event on June 23rd to fundraise as part of the National Youth Project for ‘Right to Water’ and also for ‘Habitat for Humanity’. This will be a strawberry social called “Spring into Summer”. Watch for more information on this event in the coming weeks.
For further information about any aspect of the Branches Youth Group speak to any of the leaders: Olivia Pelling, Ron Harder, Carol Danson, Chris Porter 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; Chris Porter or Berthorie Beauvoir.