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 have been meeting virtually on a weekly basis via Zoom since April 2020. We continue to talk about God working in our lives through regular discussions on a variety of subjects as well as having time for games and sharing news.
The youth who were planning to go to CLAY this past summer, sadly weren’t able to go due to the pandemic, however in December they joined forces with youth from All Saints Westboro and used some of the funds raised for CLAY to make care packages for homeless youth for two youth shelters in downtown Ottawa. This was not only a great local service initiative, but also coincided with the National Youth Project theme of youth homelessness, which CLAY urges us to do something about at a local level.
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.