"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.

Branches members who toured and assisted at Shepherds of Good Hope in May were fulfilled and enlightened. Next year we hope to join with the regular groups from St. Helen’s in this ministry. June 3-6, Olivia Pelling, sponsored by the Diocese of Ottawa, attended ‘Stronger Together’, an ecumenical event hosted by the Anglican and Lutheran Churches of Canada for youth leaders.  She looks forward to sharing what she learned, and her experiences, with our parish. On June 22 we held our second ‘Spring Into Summer’, a strawberry tea fundraiser. Profits collected will divided equally between Habitat for Humanity and CLAY 2020. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!

We continue to feel blessed with a solid team of leaders and regularly attending youth, for which we thank God!   Planning for next term has already begun andThe Branches” will resuming regular meetings in September.

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.