"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.

St. Helen’s Youth Group, “The Branches” is alive and well and already thinking ahead to many events for the coming year. As examples, we plan to volunteer at the Christmas Bazaar, make School Sponsorship cards for Hope for the Future on 17 November and make sandwiches for the homeless on 24 November. We continue to focus on building intergenerational relationships within the St. Helen’s family as well as serving our wider city community.

At our first fellowship event, a pizza and games afternoon a few weeks ago, younger siblings were invited to come along to get a preview of belonging. We also took a little time to host a visitor from Elections Canada who informed us about the election process and how young people can be involved. We have held the first Tech café and plan to host them monthly, they will be held the last Sunday of every month.

We are thankful to be able to spend time with St. Helen’s youth on a weekly basis and to witness God’s influence in their lives. And we are raising money for CLAY 2020; please plan to support our annual bake sale on December 14 & 15!

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.