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 fro m September through till June when we worship in the sanctuary.

This week: A  special colouring project and activity table will be set up in the summer worship area at Trinity United for the young and young at heart.

SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAM – KID FRIENDLY CHURCH

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. KFC is finished till September.

 

This week:  A special colouring project and activity table will be set up in the summer worship area at Trinity United for the young and young at heart.

 

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 in the fall. 

 

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 in September.

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. Summer break time.

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BOOK CHAT AND COFFEE

Monday Book Chat and Coffee Club is started a new book in the spring called “The Call” by Adam Hamilton.  We only just got started and will continue in the fall.  Please think of joining us in September. Extra book copy for sale.

Evening book study (What is the Bible?) on Tuesdays at Coffee Time, we will resume in September.

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FRIENDSHIP CLUB: NICHE GROUP 

Chapter 2: Mondays night at St. Paul’s – see you again soon.

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Mental Health and Ministry: What can we be doing? Hopeful ideas are stirring. Mark your calendar for the next Lunch n’Learn on September 16 after worship. Keep watch for discussions in the fall during Mental Health Month in October.

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Readers United Book Group: a weeknight book club, meets August 22.  We are reading Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson.

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HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT at Laura’s. We really loved The Greatest Showman and even made some pretty great biblical connections. See you in the fall.

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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, July 19th.  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: Save the Vacation Bible Camp Dates August 20-24. New helpers are hoped for…no experience necessary. See Laura

 

Vacation Bible Camp

SNACKS NEEDED 

Bricks of cheese,  boxes of crackers (Ritz), goldfish crackers, frozen juice concentrate, seedless watermelons, seedless grapes, pre cut apples, strawberries, baby carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cookies (no nuts), wafer cookies, granola bars (nut free), vegetable dip, fruit dip or $$ to buy snacks. Please drop off to St. Paul’s or Trinity before Monday, August 20 (first day of camp).

SCIENCE SUPPLIES NEEDED

-large maps that show rivers

-clean, empty spray bottles

-(new) diaper “Genie” refil bags (leftovers from baby)

-2-6’ length of eavestrough with end on each side (or do you know where this can be found)

-clean, foil plates

-plastic egg cartons/clean milk cartons (or cartons with waxed surface

-small plastic containers (eg. yogurt)

-small balloons

-plastic bottle caps

-small plastic funnels

-aquarium gravel, small stones

-plastic cutlery

-plastic eye droppers/pipettes

-2L clear, colourless pop bottles with lid

-paper cups

-1 lb margarine/sour cream containers

-empty pop cans

-small plastic cups

-small plastic lids

-small metal jar lids

Please drop off to the church before August 13.

CRAFT SUPPLIES NEEDED

-Water bottles / pop bottles / drink bottles
– Mushroom trays / clean meat trays
– Yogurt containers any size

 

2018 VBS poster PDF

 

2018 Registration Form 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.