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.  Snow Tubing Overnighter – March 2-3

All youth in York-Simcoe are invited to our annual tubing overnighter event on March 2-3. All of the information and specifics can be found by clicking Snow Tubing Poster and Info.

Consent forms are here – there are 2 required forms for each participant:

  1. Snow Tubing Parental Consent Form 2018

2. Snow Valley Consent Form

2. Interface – Youth Social Justice Day – April 14

April 14 from 10am-2pm for all youth (ages 12-18) focusing on affordable housing issues in our communitites. More info to come!

 3. Thank You Luncheon – April 21

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, April 21 from 11:30-1:30pm at St. Paul’s, Innisfil. Please RSVP to Brian Suggs by email.

4. SPARK Youth Leaders Retreat – May 25-27

On May 25-27 youth leaders (age 18+) are invited to a retreat at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre.  Cost is $160 and bursaries are available by contacting Brian.

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

Check this out!  Area VBS Info 2018

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.