Youth

Youth Night
Youth Night - Every Friday night

Every week is different! We have different indoor games for different age groups and also outdoor games and mission works. But, here's how our youth night normally runs:
 
1st Friday: Senior youth night
2nd Friday: Junior youth night
3rd Friday: All youth night
4th Friday: Serving at Ark Aid Mission (696 Dundas St)
5th Friday (if there is one): Offsite event (Check our  facebook page)
Special Events
Canada Youth (Senior Youth Only)
 
Every once in two years (the next one is in 2018), for one week in summer, Senior high youth are invited to this Presbyterian nation-wide youth conference, where they engage in worship, games, small group discussions, workshops and many more for one week.
 
One Day Wonder (Junior Youth Only)
 
This is our London Presbytery-wide event for Junior high youth, and it's usually in early March at one of the Presbyterian Churches in London (or nearby). The day is filled with worship, mission stops, recreations and small group discussions.
 
Neighbourhood Food Drive
 
Usually twice a year (One around Halloween and another around Easter), as part of youth night, we go out to our church's neighbourhood to collect can or dried food for donation to Food Bank.
 
30 Hour Famine
 
Usually in late Fall or early Winter, we pick a cause that we would like to support and ask people to donate money towards the cause as the youth participants will do 30 hours of fasting. We normally spend a night together at the church, encouraging one another with devotions, prayer and games.
 
Pizza Lunch
 
In our attempt to reach the community youth and serve them, we provide pizza lunch at our church's gym at a very reasonable price. We run sports program and other events to encourage fellowship at lunch.
 
Korean Youth Time
 
We have a significant size of Korean speaking youth in our church and they have a special time on every Sunday morning at 11:00 service downstairs in small hall. This time consists of music, prayer and Bible lessons.
Youth Council

OPC Youth Council


Our youth council was nominated and elected in June. We met twice in summer to equip ourselves and plan for the coming year. Youth Council will meet monthly to discuss the matters related to youth ministry and plan activities and events for youth group. The names of our 2017-18 Youth Council are: Aaron, Ian, Jason, Jin, Justyn, Nathaniel, Pearen, Sam. Please pray, support and encourage our leaders throughout the year!

2016 Youth Retreat

Youth Retreat @ L'arche Daybreak

Thanks to everyone that participated in our May 2017 Youth Retreat! Both Jr. and Sr. youth were invited and participated in the L'Arche community worship at 7:30 on Friday night. The following day, youth volunteered at their community walk-a-thon fundraiser. We spent time in learning about the life and teachings of Henri Nouwen about the importance of belonging to God's community. We hope to do it again in May 2018!
 
A bit about L'Arche:
L'Arche was started by Jean Vanier in France in 1964, when he welcomed 2 men with developmental disabilities who had been living in an institution to live with him in his home. To this day we still live in community this way, there are 3 L'Arche homes here in London and we have 4 people with disability and 4 assistants living in. Today there are 147 communities in 35 countries, the first L'Arche community outside of France was in Richmond hill Ontario and it is called Daybreak. L'Arche is an interfaith organization and Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen (Henri lived in Daybreak) are well known Christian writers.