Youth Group

All youth in grades 7 through 12 are welcome as are their friends. Sunday morning youth group is a time for learning about the day’s scripture, discussion on a variety of topics of interest to the youth and catching up. There is youth group each week from the Sunday after Labour Day until late June.  In addition to in person programming, the Sunday morning program is being offered online through zoom from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

We have a weekly social activity that includes youth from both St. Thomas and Symons Valley United.  They will be alternating between Friday evening and Sunday afternoons.  A combination of in person and online events will be held.  Some will be indoors and some will be outdoors.  Activities may be at one of the Churches or another venue.  Friday evening activities will typically run from 6:30 – 9:00.  Sunday activities will typically run from 1:30 – 3:30.  For events held at St. Thomas we start in the upper hall or parking lot, and for events at Symons Valley, we start in the foyer or parking lot.  Variations to event days or times will be communicated in weekly emails.

If you have any questions or would be interested in receiving emails regarding social activities, check out the youth group registration and information package, talk to Caitlin, Jacqueline, or Isaac or email youth@stthomasunited.ca. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When youth who have not already registered arrive at a social event by their own means, the parent approval form must have been completed by a parent or guardian and brought to the event.

Leaders Caitlin, Jacqueline, and Isaac look forward to seeing you!

For the youth registration package please Click Here

For the parent approval form please Click Here

Sunday Morning Activities:

In addition to in person programming during the service, the Sunday morning program is being offered online through zoom from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  If attending in person, masks will be required in the Church and physical distancing will be practiced.  In addition, we have set up a WhatsApp group chat.  This group is for ongoing discussions throughout the weeks, and each week we post a prompt, questions, challenge, photo, etc. to help get the conversation rolling.  If you would like to be added to the group, please email youth@stthomasunited.ca.  The prompts, questions, challenges, etc. will also be sent out in the weekly email so those who don’t have access to WhatsApp can participate as well

Social Events

We are returning to in person events this fall recognizing the possibility that we may need to shift back to online events if required due to new health restrictions.  Social events include youth from both St. Thomas and Symons Valley United Church.  We will be alternating between indoor and outdoor events.  The location will alternate between the two Churches.  We recognize that not all youth will be comfortable being indoors at this time, so a zoom link will also be available for indoor events so youth can participate virtually instead if they wish to.  Masks will be required indoors and physical distancing will be practiced.  The youth leaders will send out an email at the start of each week to let you know what activity will be taking place, time of the event and the location for in person events and digital connection information for online participation.  If you wish to be included on the weekly email, please email youth@stthomasunited.ca

Check Out the Naked Faith Band – a worship service for all, specifically youth and young adults.

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