CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES

CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES

At St. Paul’s, our aim is to have a group for every child to belong. Church friends and mentors from an early stage create deep roots for a lifelong faith. We hope you will encourage the young people in your life to venture into community with us.

Our nursery is downstairs and hosted each Sunday by loving volunteers beginning at 10:20. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay in the nursery or drop their child off with the host depending on their preference and circumstances. The service can be watched through live video feed to the nursery.

Sunday’s host: Trish 

Next week: Deb M.

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM – KID FRIENDLY CHURCH

Sunday Morning Program: KFC is in the lower Sunday School hall. Leave with the kids and leaders following Theme Time for activities that encourage exploration of today’s scripture. Grades JK-High School.  Please pick your kids up, downstairs, following the service. Please complete a registration form for each child under 18.

Sunday: Joshua Serves God with Cherri and Laura 

Next week: Laura and Erinne

 

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES  COMING UP – SEE LAURA OR CALL THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFO. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US.

JUNIOR YOUNG PEOPLE PLUS (JYP)

JYP Plus is our youth group which meets most Friday nights at 7 at either St Paul’s or Trinity. We have kids continuing with the group into high school so this year we have added a plus component to accommodate our older members. Come see what we are about if you are grade 4 and up. We enjoy great faith based conversations followed by active games or other activities, and of course snacks. See you Friday October 12 at Trinity UC, just down the street 

Leadership Team: Laura McClelland, Bob Richardson, Rev. Jen Broomhead and Wendy Sweeney.


CUPCAKE CLUB – (PRE-SCHOOL – GRADE 3ish)

Cupcake Club is for our Preschool-Grade 3-ish gang. Stories, songs, games, crafts, cupcakes and community one Saturday each month. See you September 29th from 1-2:30pm and then again November 3

Leadership Team: Laura McClelland, Lois Yellowlees and Liv McClelland

 


GOODIES AND GAMES 

Goodies and Games with our Gathering Place community: Join us between 6:30-8pm, the third Friday of each month in the gym.  Lots of board games and puzzles and colouring activities and most importantly a chance to join with our neighbours in community. JYP youth help host this great evening, for all ages, in partnership with the Gathering Place volunteers. Join us again Oct. 19.

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BOOK CLUB, COFFEE & CHAT 

Monday Book Club, Coffee and Chat is exploring Paul’s ministry in a book called “The Call” by Adam Hamilton. All welcome. No Experience necessary. Office copy available to borrow. We read as we go so join anytime. Monday at 1:30pm on

October 15

Evening book study (What is the Bible?) on Tuesdays at Coffee Time, see soon, TBA

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FRIENDSHIP CLUB: NICHE GROUP 

Chapter 2: Mondays night at St. Paul’s

 

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Readers United Book Group: a weeknight book club and social meets again November 8 at 6:30 at Copperworks on Division St. The selected book is Life after Life by Kate Atkinson.

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HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT at Laura’s: Join us for movie and pizza. Kids loved Love Simon. They said it was raw, sweet and relatable. See you Tuesday, October 23

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POETRY, PSALMS AND SOCIAL at Bowmanville Creek Retirement Residence, by the Bistro at 10:15am Thursdays weekly, except the first week of the month. We’ll look at a poem and psalm/scripture and be in community. See you again on October 18th. If you like to sing hymns, we would love a volunteer to help us along. We have an accompanist.

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PRAYER GROUP: If you are one who takes time to pray regularly, we would love to have you join our Prayer Group. Prayer request are shared in confidence and you pray in the comfort of your own home. See Michelle or Laura if you think this might be an offering you could make to our ministry.

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PASTORAL CARE If there are folks in our community needing a visit, a phone call or just a check in, please let Rev. Michelle, Laura or the office know.

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Mental Health and Ministry: What can we be doing?Last Friday night we hosted Friday Food and Faith: an alternative worship time. One Monday a month we are supplementing lunches and joining in community at Making Connections Clarington group which meets in our gym. Call the office if you’d like to be involved or have other talents to share.

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NIAGARA YOUTH FESTIVAL weekend for high school students is happening October 26-28. Registration is filling up. See Laura if you haven’t registered.

 

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FOSTERBROOKE LTC —St. Paul’s leads worship this Sunday and November 11. A few helpers who sing along are always appreciated and welcomed.

 

All ages are included and welcomed at St. Paul’s.

We are grateful for the large group of volunteers who mentor our young members and so too remember that as parents, grandparents, guardians and friends we commit as a faith family to help our children into knowing and experiencing the daily blessings of congregational life and the abundance of life with God.

Have a question or another idea…

 

Please see Rev. Michelle or Laura, our Youth Worker and share it.