Young Anglicans at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro 2013
World Youth Day
At the end of July, Rio de Janeiro is playing host to World Youth Day. It promises to include the first overseas visit of the new Pope. Our city is expecting one million young people from around the world to take part in the event.
The theme is 'Go and make disciples of all nations'.
Click HERE for more information.
A once in a lifetime opportunity for young people.
INTRODUCING - AYSA JOBS PORTAL
Unemployed and need a job?
Need to make a career change?
You are an employer and have a vacancy to fill?
Introducing AYSA JOBS PORTAL for all your employment needs. Register your CV and supporting documents and find your closest job matches.
Just click the VJOBS picture above.
What does the President of PYC and AYSA do?
The President of Provincial Youth Council continues to make an impact on behalf of the young people of our Church.
Read about it by clicking HERE.
GET YOUR AYSA KEY RING
Just released :
A two sided key ring with the AYSA logo on the front and the Youth pledge to AnglicansACT on the back.
A great Christmas gift!
Cost : R8.95 each (minimum order quantity is 10 units).
Please click the picture for the order form.
ANGLICAN YOUTH PLEDGE TO ACT!
All the delegates at the recent Provincial Youth Council Consultation pledged to ACT on the ACSA Vision 2020 and set priorities in accordance with this initiative.
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WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON LADY GAGA?
What is your response to the forthcoming tour to South Africa by Lady Gaga?
Read more . . .
AA CONFERENCE PHOTOS
Those who wish to view the photographs of the Anglicans Ablaze Conference will find them by clicking HERE.
Browse through the thumbnails and click on the pictures to view an enlarged version. Should you wish to download the full size picture, click on the larger picture, right click and select "save image . . "
PYC - Major Priorities for 2013
THREE Key events culminated in the production of the PYC Priorities for 2013, viz.
1. Resolutions taken at Provincial Standing Committee in September 2012 regarding the ministry to children and young people.
2. Priorities set at the Provincial Youth Council Consultation in October 2012, and,
3. A confirmation meeting of the Vision 2020 Implementation Team for the vision priority "Nurture and Protection of Children and Young People".
The result is a list of key priorities for 2013 which will be merged into a formal project to be implemented in 2013.
Read more about it by clicking HERE.
Remembering June 16th
The Government of South Africa dedicated the month of June to Youth Development in remembrance of the students of 1976. On June 16, 1976, the South African youth took to the streets to protest against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. June 16 remains the most important reminder of the youth contribution to the struggle against racial oppression, and its dedication to the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.
We celebrate this victory and thank God for his grace and deliverance in this regard.
To all those celebrating June 16th - may God bless your endeavours and may your celebrations be meaningful and inspiring.
Please let us know :
To all those hosting events during Youth Month : can you please send us a short story of your event and include a few pictures. Even better, upload your pictures to Flickr or Facebook and send us the link. We will publish your stories on the Youth web site as a special edition.
Please send your contributions to email@example.com.
PYC EXCO signs Pastoral Standards
Members of the Executive of Provincial Youth Council individually signed a declaration subscribing to the Pastoral Standards of the Anglican church as set out in Act XV of Provincial Synod.
PYC encourages all youth leaders, pastors, workers and coordinators to do the same. For more information, please contact your Diocesan offices or your Rector.
LAUNCH OF POSTER CAMPAIGN
We proudly announce the launch of our Poster campaign. Every Parish (in ACSA) should receive a Youth Poster within the next 6weeks. The poster contains a QR-Code which can be scanned by the camera on a cell phone and will download the latest news from our mobi web site. The news will be updated every Sunday and will also contain the scriptures of the day.
Why not try it by scanning the code below.
PLANTING TREES TO OFFSET CARBON EMISSIONS
Provincial Youth Council executives took the lead in the Carbon Offset Scheme launched in the Province by Rev Rachel Mash by planting two trees at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. James in Maseru, Lesotho on Sunday 22nd January 2012.
Ms Nonhlanhla Shezi, President of PYC, and Tony Lawrence, Provincial Youth Coordinator, traveled to Maseru for meetings with the Diocesan Youth Leaders as well as the Youth Chaplain for Lesotho, Fr Oriel Peko.
After the morning service at the Cathedral,they proceeded to plant the trees in a short ceremony which was also attended by Bishop Adam Taaso as well as the Dean of the Cathedral and members of the congregation.
PYC has promised to do it again in February when the full Executive meet in Pretoria for their half yearly meetings.“We challenge everybody in the Province to make provision in their travels to plant at least one tree (per traveling person) to offset the carbon emissions generated as a result of traveling by plane or car either on official business or any other reason” says Nonhlanhla.