Learning Overview

Children in Worship

We learn most by doing and by example. Children of all ages are welcome to remain in service with their parents/caregivers any time they choose. The first Sunday of each month, beginning December 2017, our Religious Exploration programs for children, youth, and adults are held at 9:30 am followed by coffee time and Worship all together at 11:00 am. The remaining Sundays, everyone begins in the Sanctuary together at 11:00 am and our children’s exploration program runs from 11:15 to 12:15 after the Story for All Ages.

Buddy Bags and Mandala sheets are available at the welcome table as you enter the Sanctuary foyer, for all those who engage best when hands are busy. Buddy Bags include a small stuffed animal, soft finger fidget objects, crayons and themed colouring pages. Please return the bag at the end of worship, the colouring book is yours to keep.

Blog posts from Kiersten Moore, our Director of Children’s and Youth Religious Education

Sunday Program Components

Our program for ages 0-12 consists of Spirit Play for all-ages punctuated by age specific classes, special events, garden days, and fellowship with each other, youth, and adults.

Spirit Play

Fall: Woven Together-Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation-grades 4-6

Coming of Age-ages 12-14

Winter/Spring: Our Whole Lives-grades 4-6

Family Events

Sunday Tea with the DRE

I am initiating a new quarterly post-service gathering in the Fireside Room forum. This will be a chance for parents, children and youth to connect more directly about how life at church is going, family needs and concerns, interests, and idea sharing. It is an informal time to get to know each other more fully. We will provide tea/coffee, snacks, and extended childcare for the younger ones—outside when weather permits.

Messy Church MAKE Dinner

Messy Church has become a beloved tradition over the past two years and it will be continuing. The second Friday of each month from 6 pm – 9 pm (cooking and set-up start at 5 pm) we will meet to eat together, play, sing, create, and take-apart together. The child care room is staffed, so parents have an opportunity to relax and connect together while the kids play. Here are the dates.

Youth

Grades 8-12 – Youth Group

 

Adult Religious Education

The congregation offers a variety of programs, some short-term and others ongoing. These are a good opportunity to get to know people outside of Sunday worship services.

If you have an idea for an Adult program, please contact our parish minister,

Upcoming Adult programs.