Youth on Bloor is for young people between 14 and 18. Activities include social gatherings, retreats, exposure tours and educational/recreational events. The program is a shared ministry by Bathurst United and Trinity-St. Paul's United.
For Fall 2016, Donald Johnston and Howard Williams are taking on the Youth on Bloor leadership. The two coordinators will lead Sunday morning programs and Friday evening "hang times" twice a month. Donald and Howard come to us from the Student Christian Movement at the University of Toronto.
Members of the Bathurst-Trinity steering committee for Youth on Bloor are excited about Donald and Howard's energy and passion for youth ministry.Youth On Bloor also encourages young people to participate in events organized by Toronto South Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, Youth at Toronto Conference of the Unite d Church of Canada and in other national events.
The exposure tours have included a Germany-Canada Youth Exchange (2003-2004), Chiapas, Mexico (2006), Cuba (2008), Denedeah First Nation – Northwest Territories (2012), El Salvador (2015). Next year, Youth on Bloor has been invited to visit Cuba for an exchange with the youth group of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Marianao (Havana).