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 Ministry meets each Sunday at 10:45 in Trinity Hall, ages 12-18 welcome! In January, we registered five people to attend CLAY (Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering) taking place in Thunder Bay in August. Many thanks to the parish for supporting the youth in fundraising for this, we wouldn’t be able to do it without your support! In connection with this, several youth and a leader enjoyed attending a CLAY Primer event at Christ Church Bells Corners on February 4th, where we participated in a drum circle, making sandwiches for the homeless, having dinner together, engaging in a bullying workshop, a stress management workshop and closing the evening with worship. On February 18th, we led a focus project about supporting Indigenous Youth and are planning to have a speaker with LGBTQ connections come to talk with the group in the spring. Finally, we are looking forward to having a youth-led Praise and Prayer worship night on Friday April 13th at 7:30pm with Derek Reid’s help for the music. We are starting to plan for that now, please mark your calendars and come on out!
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.