Youth at St. George’s

We love youth at St. George’s: some of the smartest and engaged and most challenged folks in our society fall into this category. We love the enthusiasm, the questions, and the passion youth bring to the table, and their willingness to encounter, engage, and wrestle with some of life’s most difficult topics.


Youth Group

Youth Group: Grade 7+

Youth Group is under construction as we plan and design a new program based on Social Justice Outreach work in our Courtenay neighbourhood and beyond. Please check back again soon for the launch of our new program!

Youth are also encouraged to participate in service projects and church leadership.

Confirmation classes for youth aged 13+ will be offered in the as needed: please contact Rev. Ingrid for details and registration.

St. George's Children and Youth Ministry Team is led by the Rev. Ingrid Brown.  You can contact Ingrid here or text 250-218-7641.

Youth group is a safe and inclusive place no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. You are welcome if you attend this church or another church, and you are welcome if you don’t attend any church. There is no cost and no pressure, just open minded discussion and fun!

Evolve 2017

Evolve 2017

Youth and young adult retreats

Every year youth connected to the United Church of Canada, including St. George’s, gather in November, February, and May for Retreat.

Island Youth Retreat February 22-24, 2019 Join other youth in grades 6-12 from across Vancouver Island at Camp Pringle for a weekend community, fun, and faith!  This exciting event will include times for worship; activities that engage the body, mind, and spirit; and create a positive, safe community space for everyone.  To register please contact Sarah Prestwich (the new Regional Youth Minister for Vancouver Island!) at 250-746-6043 or

Evolve Retreat November 8-11, 2019 at Stillwood Retreat Centre in Cultus Lake (Registration at

May Retreat More information will be available in the Spring of 2020.

Please contact Rev. Ingrid ( or 250-218-7641) for more details or registration information.

Please do not let costs deter you! There are bursaries available.


Safe Space

We strive to create a safe space for all people regardless of their gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

We believe that we were all made in the image of God and are precious in God’s sight, worthy of love and belonging.