St. Matthew's youth group typically meets every second Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. From movie nights to painting, cooking, rock climbing, gaming and some amazing youth retreats, we have fun as we support each other and grow together in our faith.

We are excited to announce that we are hosting the Alpha Youth program this winter! It's a dynamic and engaging 9-week program designed to introduce youth to the fundamental concepts of Christianity in a modern and relatable way. It offers an inclusive and non-judgmental environment where we can explore our faith, ask questions, and discuss the big issues of life and spirituality. You can watch the Alpha Youth Trailer by clicking the button below.

Youth Alpha Details!

We will host the Alpha Youth program on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 11:00 am in the Youth Room downstairs at St. Matt's. Check out the schedule below - we are skipping the weeks with a unity service/worship band. A light breakfast and beverages will be served, and we can always head over to the coffee hour afterwards for more snacks!

Jan 14 - Life: Is This It?
Jan 21 - Jesus: Who Is He?
Jan 28 - Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
Feb 11 - Faith: How Can I Have Faith?
Feb 18 - Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray?
Feb 25 - Bible: Why and How Do I Read The Bible?

Alpha Weekend - March 1-2:

The Alpha Weekend is a significant and often pivotal part of the Alpha course. It is a retreat-style event designed to provide a more immersive and intensive experience. We are planning to do a sleepover at the church on the evening of Friday, March 1st and cover 4 sessions together on March 2nd:

Mar 2 - Spirit: Who Is The Holy Spirit and What Does He Do?
Mar 2 - Fill: How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?
Mar 2 - New Life: How Can I Make The Most Of The Rest Of My Life?
Mar 2 - Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?

The last three sessions are flexible in date and order, as it's a busy month with Lent, March Break, and Easter.

Mar 10 - Tell Others: Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Mar 17 - Healing: Does God Heal Today?
Mar 24 - Church: What About The Church?

If you and any of your friends are interested in participating in our Alpha Youth program please let us know by emailing or text or call Bryan at 416-825-9180. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask, we would love to hear your feedback.

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.