Youth

Looking forward to September

For a while we have been gathering over Zoom and for in-person one-to-ones.

With September comes new beginnings. We were sad to see our youth minister Christine Ivy go, but we are hopeful that we will find someone in the new school year. We also hope to relaunch an in-person gathering.

On top of that, we are excited for potential special events: games nights, camps, partnerships and more.

In the meantime, Rev. Philip would love to connect with you over the phone or in person.

Some of what we do together:

  • read The Bible
  • pray for each other
  • ask questions
  • play Dungeons & Dragons
  • have fun!

Also confirmation and baptisms!

The Saint Matt’s Youth Prayer

co-written by the youth, using the format of Mary's Magnificat

Our souls praise the Lord.
In our presence now we have joy
because of God our Saviour.

For he acknowledges us common people,
and from now on all families
will call us strengthened.

For God is the Resilient One and sacred,
and he has done brilliant things for us.
He shows empathy to our family and yours
To all who pay attention and listen to him.

His powerful hand has done big things!
He has scattered the arrogant and rude and unkind.

He has brought down the celebrities from their platforms
and brings up the selfless to high places.
He has filled the hungry with delicious and nutritious food
And sent the rich away with empty hands.
He has helped his workers and remembered to be gracious.

He made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham
and to those who have faith in God forever.

Amen.