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Presbytery of Ottawa's Youth Working Group

The 21st century has brought a number of challenges to Christians and to the Church in general: How can we support our youth and youth leaders? What can we do to help them draw closer to Jesus? How we remind them they are part of a larger Christian Presbyterian community?

The Presbytery of Ottawa's 20 congregations created the Youth Working Group to support congregations and youth leaders in their youth ministry, and to organize and run a number of larger youth programs.

We also organize Leading with Care workshops and other training as may be required.


This Month's News

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Lighting the Way Forward: Painting Your Symbols

Our 3rd Lighting the Way Forward workshop is coming at the end of April. (Click for PDF).

Led by Patrick Wilmot (Wabano), Rev. Laurie McKnight (St. Paul's-Eastern), Rev. Cheryl (Presbytery Ministry Animator), and Claire Savage (UCC Student Minister), this Healing & Reconciliation workshop helps participants to think out of the box by exploring what is important to them and how they relate to /interact with others and turning the answers into symbols.

Métisse artist Marie-Claude Charland will be there to take the symbols we create and turn them into a mural that can be displayed in different venues.

Join us:
- Saturday, April 27 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
- St. Paul's-Eastern United Church
473 Cumberland, Ottawa

Lighting the Way Forward Workshop


Youth Programs, Workshops & Activities

Overwhelmed with everything? Need resources? Need training? Start with these pages:

- Presbyterian Resources
- Programs & Activities
- Training & Workshops

Don't forget to look after yourself!
- Spiritual Health & Growth

Sharing Area

Where and how do you begin youth ministry? Or have you attended a conference and want to share your notes? Start here:
- Notes
- Using Digital Technology
- Youth Ministry 101
- Recommended Books

Need ideas (or share ideas) for larger activities/projects?
- Activity Ideas

Looking for ways to fund activities?
- Fundraising Ideas
- Grant Information

Christian Youth Organizations in the Region

Remember: - you are not alone in working with youth!

We all belong to the body of Christ and need to support one another in our combined ministry: Presbyterian, and others in the Ottawa and Seaway-Glengarry regions.

More Info
Presbyterian Youth in Ottawa & Eastern Ontario

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