2023 July 09

Youth Movement Committee Empowers Local Youth through Parish Visits

The Committee members of the Church of Ceylon Youth Movement - Diocese of Kurunagala have embarked on a series of visits to various parishes, aimed at engaging and empowering the youth community. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, these dedicated individuals have taken the initiative to strengthen the bonds within the churches and invite young members to an upcoming youth camp.

On July 9th, the committee visited St. Andrew's Church in Thalampitiya, where they were warmly received by the enthusiastic youth. This visit allowed the committee members to connect with the young parishioners, understand their concerns, and encourage their active participation in church activities. By fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie, the committee hopes to inspire these young individuals to take an active role in their faith and community.

Before the Thalampitiya visit, the committee had already made two significant visits in the past month. On July 2nd, they visited St. Thomas's Church in Aranayaka, engaging with the local youth and discussing the importance of their involvement in church affairs. Additionally, on June 18th, the committee members visited both St. Andrew's Church in Nawalapitiya and St. John's Church in Gatambe, Kandy, as well as Christ Church in Kandy, extending their support and inviting the youth to participate in the upcoming youth camp.

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis may have disrupted the regular activities of the youth movement, but the Youth Movement's committee members are determined to rebuild and strengthen the spiritual community. These visits serve as a testament to their dedication and commitment to ensuring that the youth remain connected to their faith, even in the face of adversity.

The upcoming youth camp, organized by the Youth Movement - Diocese of Kurunagala, aims to provide an enriching experience for the young members of the churches. It will be an opportunity for them to deepen their faith, forge new friendships, and contribute positively to society. The committee hopes that by extending invitations during these parish visits, they can encourage a higher participation rate among the youth, fostering a sense of unity and purpose within the diocese.

As the world gradually recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential to acknowledge the efforts made by organizations and individuals to rebuild communities. The Committee members are leading by example, showing that even in the aftermath of a crisis, faith and unity can prevail. Through their dedicated efforts to engage with the youth, they are ensuring a brighter future for the Kurunegala Diocese and its parishioners.

As the visits continue and the anticipation for the youth camp grows, the committee members remain committed to their mission of empowering and inspiring young members of the church. Their efforts will undoubtedly bear fruit as the youth embrace their roles as active participants in their faith, carrying forward the values of the Kurunegala Diocese for generations to come.