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: Isabel

Next week: Jamie

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 Erin  (kids will return for communion)

Next week: Erinne and Cherri

 

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.

Thanks to all who supported the JYP Rockathon. Donations/pledges still being accepted towards the Gathering Pace. See Bob, Laura or one of the kids. Next week see you at Trinity to celebrate the month of Olympics, Love and Lent.

 

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 March 3 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,  March 16.

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BOOK CHAT AND COFFEE

Book Chat and Coffee Club is usually held Mondays at 1pm in the Fellowship Room. We are ordering our next read which is “Final Words” by Adam Hamilton. No experience necessary. Join anytime. Shared copy available in the office. See you again on Monday February 12 from 2-3:30p

Evening book study (What is the Bible?) on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at Coffee Time, East Bowmanville Mall. Next gathering – February 13

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FRIENDSHIP CLUB: NICHE GROUP 

Chapter 1: TBA

Chapter 2: Mondays night at St. Paul’s

 

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Looking ahead: Fosterbrooke Long Term Care Service Leadership, March 4 @ 2pm. Come sing with us.

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Palm Sunday Potluck: Crafts for Kids and Old Fashion Hymn Sing, Sunday, March 25th

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Mental Health and Ministry: What can we be doing? Please plan on staying after church on February 25th to brainstorm how we can be part of a community response to this growing challenge. Finger-food potluck.

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Readers United Book Club meets at Copperworks Feb. 21 @ 6pm, this month’s read is Hum if You Don’t Know the Words.

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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, beginning Feb. 22. We’ll look at a poem and psalm/scripture and be in community.

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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.

 

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.