Young People's Guild

The Young People's Guild (YPG) was formed to enhance the spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing of members as well as prepare them for the church as the future leaders. But the founders also sought to advance themselves in the areas of responsibilities, commitments and contributing to the growth of the church as well.

The Manhattan Youth adopted the YPG constitution from Ghana which it then amended to suit its needs. Their hard work enabled them to distribute the constitution to other sister churches in North America as a guideline for its Youth Ministries.

The Young People's Guild (YPG) of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Manhattan was formed and inaugurated on August 18, 1996. The first officers were as follows:
  • Rosemary Nyarko (President)
  • Brobbey Gyening (Vice-President)
  • Akosoa Boakye (Secretary)
  • Afua Twumaa Boateng Addo (Asst. Secretary)
  • Nana Antwiwaa Boateng Addo (Fin. Secretary)
  • Gilbert Osei-Freduah (Asst. Fin. Secretary)
  • Cynthia Ankomah (Treasurer)
  • Rex Agyemang (Asst. Treasurer)
  • Jacob N. Mensah Ako Odio (Organizer)
  • Joyce Boakye (Asst. Organizer) and
  • Mindy Nyarkoah Asiedu (Advocator).
It was out of this YPG group that the Junior Youth (JY) was formed. JY was led by Brobbey Gyening and Rex Agyemang. It is currently led by Rex Agyemang.

By the grace of God, the following guilders are now serving at various executive positions. They are:

  • Brother Kwaku N. Boakye – President
  • Sister Mercy Asiedu – Vice President
  • Sister Wendy Asare-Boakye – Secretary
  • Brother Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena III – Financial Secretary
  • Brother Jonas Sulemana – Organizer

The numerical strength of the YPG stands at 55 members. Out of this, 20 members are very active. The numerical strength of JY stands at 33 members. It must be noted that, members are dedicated to the course of Christ.

Over the years, the Youth Guild from Ghana as well as other youth materials has been our source for the planning of activities for the youth.

In the past year, the group organized various activities such as:

  • February 2009 – Youth month activities with YPG and JY
    • Invited other churches’ youth for entertainment and also to sing with us during our church services.
    • Prayer and fasting
    • Youth entertainment and Talent show night
    • Fund raising
  • July 2009 – Annual church picnic and membership drive.
  • August 2009 - Bye elections

                       - Entertainment night and Potluck

  • September 2009 – Bible Studies
  • October 2009 – Bible Studies
  • December 2009 – Agape Love Feast

                             – Isabella Nursing Home visit

  • February 2010 – Youth month activities with YPG and JY
    • Invited other churches’ youth for entertainment and also to sing with us during our church services.
    • Prayer and fasting
    • Youth entertainment and Talent show night
    • Fund raising
  • June 2010 – Hershey Park Trip with YPY/JY (total of 73 youths)
  • July 2010 – OMF convention
  • On August 16, 2009 the youth of Manhattan established a Youth Ministry church service which meets every Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:15pm.
  • As a result of both internal and external exchange programs for YPG and JY, we have been able to build friendship with youth groups from Ebenezer Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Presbyterian Reformed Church, Christ the King Catholic Church, and St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
  • Increased our membership
  • Nursing Home visitations
  • Non-attendance to meetings by some members.
  • Some youth unwilling to associate with JY or YPG.
  • Members not paying dues.
  • Difficulties getting the JY member who have graduated to YPG to stay with YPG.
  • Unable to plan more activities due to financial constraints.

By the Grace of God, the Young Peoples’ Guild that started in 1996 has paved the way for other youth to walk in its footsteps. The current youth will continue to develop and understand how important youth unity is. May the Lord continue to strengthen the youth spiritually, mentally and physically in its future goals as members of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in New York (Manhattan).

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18 Aug 2022
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19 Aug 2022
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