What’s Up MTL Youth?
On November 25th, Montreal and Ottawa are hosting our annual training in a whole new way! We have invited Sheilagh McGlynn, the youth animator from the National Church, and Rev Jean Daniel Williams (PHD candidate and children's ministry expert) to help us facilitate a unique conversation that welcomes a wide variety of approaches and will engage with the needs, questions and concerns facing children and youth ministry today.
Where: 1444 Union Ave 2nd floor
When: Saturday November 25th 10 am - 2pm
Lunch will be provided so please RSVP by Wednesday November 22nd (thank-you)
Thanks to the expertise of Gideon Strauss, we are using design thinking to shape and build a conversation that is relevant and transformative as we seek to serve and grow disciples in the world today. Please download, print and complete the Empathy Map to get you started. Register today
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Our goal is to create a host of meaningful opportunities to come together through a variety of platforms such as trainings, retreats and supper clubs peppered with informal meetings, gatherings and random cups of coffee / tea. Our hope is that our efforts allow leaders to find a place of safety and a network of friends that are a valuable resource to their ministry.
COMING UP! We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a special event to celebrate the youth in our Diocese, the first ever Bishops's Confirmation Day on Saturday, February 24th from 10am - 2pm at Fulford Hall (1444 Union Ave)
Don’t forget to hang out with us every Tuesday morning at 10 am for our weekly MTL Youth Facebook Live show.
Contact Lee-Ann or Mark anytime firstname.lastname@example.org
Supper Club Anyone? (Christmas is coming early this year!)
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Family friendly / monthly themes / alternative worship .... COMMUNITY
We hope to see you at our next event on Monday, November 27th, 2017
MTL Youth attended the 3rd Annual Skylight Festival in Paris, Ontario this summer hosted by our United Church colleagues. The festival offered was a wide range of musical performances, worship experiences and varied speakers outdoors on the beautiful Paris fairground. We were blessed by great weather, new friendships and meaningful networking opportunities.
Check out our FUN Skylight video montage here
Are you looking for a summer program? Check out our NEW Summer Camp listing on Latest News
Friends of MTL Youth gathered recently for an informal hang out session that included games, food and laughter. Dreaming, praying and visioning together about the exciting future of MTL Youth! If you have any ideas to share, we would love to hear them. Please contact email@example.com
Supper Club Workshop Series with Gideon Strauss
Our Next Supper Club / Eucharist will be held on March 14 th at 6pm at Fulford Hall. (Featuring Gideon Strauss see event info here ). Supper Club celebrates the diversity of children, youth and young adult ministry in Montreal. Fellowship, Networking, prayer and Support for Leaders of Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry and those who support them. All Welcome! Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW!!! Godly Play Core Training Coming to Montreal June 1-3 2017
more info here
The 4th annual children, youth and young adult leaders week end accomplished its goal of leaving participants refreshed, restored and renewed for ministry. Workshops in art therapy, yoga and harp coupled with meaningful worship and fellowship provided the perfect balance for a restorative retreat.
CYMForum - Learning / Praying / Growing
The Children and Youth Ministry Forum was a rich opportunity for youth and leaders to learn, pray, share and reflect on children and youth ministry. Both novice and veteran leaders from Montreal and Ottawa were amazed by the quality and diversity of workshops. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Workshops such as "Gospel Slam", "Godly Play", "Prayer Beads", "Drama" and "Responding to Scripture through Art" offered by noteworthy experts in youth ministry did not disappoint!
The Annual Children and Youth Ministry Symposium Jan. 28
You are invited to a day of learning, sharing and inspiration by and for leaders of children and youth ministry. We are thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Children and Youth Ministry Symposium will take place at Fulford Hall on Saturday, January 28 th 2017 (10-3pm) This will be a crucial day for leaders to share their C.Y.M Challenge stories. It will be exhilarating to learn how children and youth from across Montreal led their congregations in unique, innovative worship experiences. Thanks to the hard work of the leaders, the encouragement and support ofclergy, and the exceptional training provided at the C.Y.M Forum in Ottawa on November 5th, we have many capable presenters, who are equipped and enthused to share the good news of their ministry in all of its variations. Presenters must register by January 20th 2017 to ensure participation. Exceptional candidates will receive a plaque and visit from guest preacher and noted children’s ministry expert Rev. Jean-Daniel Williams. Please attend the Children and Youth Ministry Symposium to support the important work of children and youth ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. Contact mtlyouth@montreal. anglican.ca for details, to register and to RSVP. Lunch will be provided.
Have you considered taking on The Children and Youth Ministry Challenge?
We are delighted to announce that many parishes are on board and are eager to take part! Whether you already host a children and youth inspired liturgy or would like to try one for the first time, the #CYMChallenge is a great opportunity to get involved. We are here to help. Step 1. watch the CYMChallenge video with kids, parents and leaders and then start considering the amazing possibilities! Do you want to Learn More?