Cathedral Youth Celebrate Creation at Zoo Lake

On the 22 October 2022 the Young People from Archdeaconry 11 (Cathedral Archdeaconry) had the opportunity to meet and fellowship outdoors at Zoo lake.
The purpose of this event was to make an awareness of Green Anglicans to Young people as catalysts of change in their communities for Climate agendas and to Fellowship outdoors whilst building networks between parishes in the Archdeaconry.
In attendance were over eighty (80) young people from the following Parishes: St Mary’s on the Limpopo (Opening prayer), Christ the King Sophiatown (Thank You), St. Alban’s Ferreraistown (Praise & Worship), St Peter’s Auckland Park (Thank JAEI), St Aidan’s Yeoville (Games & Ice Breaker) and St Mary’s the Virgin Cathedral (Braai and Closing prayer) and we too had parents/elders also attending and also showing huge support in accompanying the young people.’
The Archdeaconry met and meditated, played and had fun at their Colour Picnic discussing matters around “why should I come to church, what’s the need”? JAEI Green Anglicans in Diocese of JHB namely Ms. Fiona (from JAEI) and Revd. Gift led the Green agenda and Revd. Kamohelo Kotsi (The Parish of the Resurrection) reminded us to be those who light the world. The awareness on climate issues was kickstarted by a Prayer walk, where young people were practically shown how to live out being Green Anglicans wherever they are.
We shared in a meal bring and share braai and snacks. We give thanks to the Dean for endorsing and supporting this event, all Priests, Youth leaders, Church wardens, Councils and Parishioners from the various parishes within our Archdeaconry for supporting the Cathedral Archdeaconry Youth Outing
Lord we thank you for young people, who are the Church NOW and TODAY, Anglicans in the Archdeaconry, Diocese, Province, Communion and the World in the church of God!! The Co-ordinators and planners of the day were Mr. Kgotatso Moagi (the MC of the day), and Ms. Ayanda Kgomosotho and assisted by Ms. Nonku Dlamini. Some pictures by: Mr. Kgotatso Moagi and Ms Nonkululeko Dlamini
This event was supported by the United Thank Offering via the Green Anglicans office.