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  10:20am. 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 hosts: Deb J.

Next week: Catriona

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM

Sunday Morning Program begins again 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.

Today’s leaders: Julie and Laura

Next week: Laura and Jen

 

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

JUNIOR YOUNG PEOPLE (JYP) (Grades 4-8)

Our middle youth group meets most Friday nights at 7pm for discussion, games, activities, outings and mostly for friendship .We partner with Trinity United Church and take turns hosting. Aimed at kids grade 4-8, and co-lead by adult leaders and high school youth. We enjoy great faith based conversations followed by active games or other activities, and of course snacks.

See  you on  Friday,  May 18 for Goodies and Games at St. Paul’s (6:30pm start) or May 25 at 7:00pm for the Family and Friends Celebrations, all are welcome to join us for pizza and see what we are about. Just let Laura know if you are coming.

 

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


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

Our youngest youth group meets one Saturday afternoon each month for songs, bible stories, community, crafts and cupcakes, of course. Parents/guardians welcome to stay or drop off.

We look forward seeing you on May 26 from 1-2:30pm

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, in partnership with the Gathering Place volunteers. See you again on Friday, May 18

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BOOK CHAT AND COFFEE

Monday Book Chat and Coffee Club is starting to explore Paul… 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. See you on Monday, May 28 at 1:30pm.

Evening book study (What is the Bible?) on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at Coffee Time, East Bowmanville Mall. Next gathering – June 12 and June 26, then break for the summer.

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FRIENDSHIP CLUB: NICHE GROUP 

Chapter 2: Mondays night at St. Paul’s, no gathering May 21

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Mental Health and Ministry: What can we be doing? Hopeful ideas are stirring. Stay tuned for our next potluck luinch’n’learn in the coming weeks.

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Readers United Book Group: a weeknight book club, meets May 30th at Aiello’s .  We are reading Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT at Laura’s. Join us for a movie and pizza Tuesday, May 22 at 5:30pm. We really enjoyed the message of “thin spaces” and family in Coco last month. Looking forward to The Great Showman next.

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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 Thursday, May 24th. If you like to sing hymns, we would love a volunteer to help us along. We have an accompanist.

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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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Summer is coming (eventually): Save the Vacation Bible Camp Dates August 20-24. New helpers are hoped for…no experience necessary. See Laura

2018 VBS poster PDF

 

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.