Since last fall, St. John’s Youth Group has been revitalized and has had a lively year of meetings, of activities, and of accomplishments.
We have made it through ten months of meetings on Sunday afternoons. We’ve put on and participated in activities including sleepovers, concerts, movies, and even hosting events with other local youth groups. For example, on May 25 we invited the youth group from Christ Church Deer Park for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. We also had the opportunity to host COMMITTED 2013, and some of the girls in the Youth Group danced at three major Christian events in Toronto.
Not only did we dig deeper into ethical questions in the Bible, we also did many team-building activities such as our monthly food fundraisers. Thank you for your clothing donations! We collected over ten bags for New Circles Community Centre. Our first year officially ends on June 15th; however, there will be a park party on June 21 with other youth groups. Remember that the ‘After-Church Club’, now renamed the ‘Funktivities Club’ continues to happen – this is a causal drop-in for kids. We will attend some events in August, but regroup again in full on September 7th.
The future looks very promising and we look forward to being a pillar of the St. John’s York Mills community. We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered their time to help with the group, and we wish everyone a beautiful summer vacation!
Blessings and Love, Chantal Sathi and Ted Williams