"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 meet on Sundays in Trinity Hall, from 10:45am to 12pm. Our group is always open to new members, and leaders.  Contact any of the Youth Ministry Leaders for more information:  youth@sthelens.ca

On February 4th several youth and leaders of the Branches attended a Diocese sponsored service day at Christ Church Bell’s Corners to learn about youth homelessness in Ottawa. There were workshops and a talk from a young person who used to live on the streets in downtown Ottawa.  That was very interesting and eye opening.  Afterwards the group prepared sandwiches to be distributed to the homeless later that day by several local support groups.  The discussion topic for the Sunday meetings during the month focused on various aspects of Prayer.  Next month’s focus will be Social Justice, and how we should respond as Christians and Anglicans.

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.