"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.

The Branches continues to meet weekly on Sundays at 10:45: to build relationship, to have conversations about God and about what’s happening in our lives and around the world.  Leaders met with Parents for Coffee at the end of September and agreed to invite the ‘nearly 12’ youth who were keen to come, to join our meetings. So far, two new members fall into this category.  In preparation for a planned interfaith youth social gathering in November, we met with The Rev. Canon John Wilker-Blakley on Sunday, October 14 (after a pizza lunch) to hear about interfaith interaction: seeking to understand in humility rather than be understood. He encouraged us to see what other religions are really about rather than how radical fundamentalists have distorted them.  We are planning to be at the Bazaar this year; cupcake decorating and initial plans for fundraising for CLAY 2020 are underway.  Your Youth group is alive and planning for the future.

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.