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: Trish

Next week: Kayla

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 19 PROGRAM – HEARING THE CALL – GOD’S LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS

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: Laura, Cherri and Julie

We are looking to add to our teaching team for our kids. We have started a marvelous new curriculum which is very user friendly. We need leaders and helpers… and we won’t leave you on your own till that is what you want. Come and learn the ropes. Guaranteed you will learn lots too.

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.  We will meet in community on  Friday, Nov. 17 at St. Paul’s with the Gathering from 6:30-8pm. Next week Nov. 24 at St. Paul’s between 7-8:30pm. No meeting Dec. 1 (DBIA Tree Lighting). December 8: The Star family movie night at Clarington Cinemas. Every age welcome.

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.

See you on Nov. 11 @1-2:30 and then again December 9

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, November 17 and then again December 15

 

ADVENT POTLUCK DINNER
Sunday, Dec. 3 – 4:30pm make a rock nativity followed by dinner and carols at 5:30pm

 

WHITE GIFT SUNDAY 

Sunday, December 10 (think of Bethesda Moms and teens (sweats, hoodies, pj’s and gift cards) and socks for Backdoor Mission as you shop.

 

BOOK CHAT AND COFFEE

Book Chat and Coffee Club is usually held Mondays at 1pm in the Fellowship Room. What is the Bible? Written by Rob Bell was selected as our next adventure. Rob is a wise, contemporary thinker on scripture and easy to read. Rob is a wise, contemporary thinker on scripture and easy to read. No experience necessary. Join anytime. Shared copy available in the office. See you on Monday from 1-2:30p

Evening book study (What is the Bible?) starting Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 7-8:30pm at Coffee Time, East Bowmanville Mall.

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.