brian pic Brian Suggs, Area Youth Coordinator for York-Simcoe
email: bnsuggs@spoth.ca    phone: 905-477-1991

Having grown up in a home where God, faith, and church were central parts of everyday life, I have fond memories of being part of a nurturing and encouraging faith community. It is my desire as the Area Youth Coordinator to support and encourage young people and youth leaders wherever they find themselves on the journey of faith.  I’d like to extend an open invitation to others in my area, to please contact me at the above email if you’re having an event and would like it posted here.

Below are some upcoming events:

1.  Youth Leaders with Bishop Fenty – April 8

All youth leaders (and clergy who support youth ministry) are invited to meet with Bishop Fenty and our Area Youth Coordinator to discuss youth ministry.  We will meet on Saturday, April 8 from 10am-2pm at All Saints, King City. Lunch will be served. Please email Brian at bnsuggs@spoth.ca to sign up.

2. Interface – Youth Social Justice Day – April 29

April 29 from 10am-2pm for all youth (ages 12-18) focusing on indigenous issues. More info to come!

 3. SPARK Youth Leaders Retreat – May 26-28

On May 26-28 youth leaders (age 18+) are invited to a retreat at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre.  Cost is $160 and bursaries are available by contacting Brian.

4. Thank You Luncheon – June 10

All youth workers, Sunday School teachers, and those clergy who support youth/children’s ministry in your parish are invited to a Thank You Luncheon with Bishop Fenty on Saturday, June 10 from 12-2pm at St. Paul’s, Innisfil. Please RSVP to Brian Suggs by email.

5. Is your church interested in having VBS/Day Camp this summer, but need help?

Check this out!  VBS Info for Churches 2017

6. Youth Summer Job Opportunity

Summer Youth Job Opportunity

Online Youth Resources – http://www.pinterest.com/yorksimcoe

A Pinterest board has been set up that organizes and lists some youth ministry resources that are available digitally. Have a look and check back frequently as updates are added constantly. You will need a Pinterest account to view these resources (it’s easy and free to sign up).

Looking for youth events in the diocese? Visit our online Calendar of Events and search under Youth.