Our Sunday school program is offered throughout the school year under the leadership of Gabby Simpson, Coordinator of Children, Youth and Young Families. Children are invited to sit at the front of the church for Children’s Time where a brief interactive story is told to them followed by a prayer. The children then leave the sanctuary and attend Sunday school for the remainder of the service. We have classes for children in JK to Grade 8 taught by our capable volunteers of the congregation. During the summer months, we hold Open Sunday School where children of all ages come together for activities. Volunteers to teach a class or open sessions are always welcome. At the end of the School year in June, children graduating from Grade 3 and Grade 8 and are recognized for the hard work in completing the Sunday school curriculum at those levels. We also recognize all our volunteers that teach the children.
In the summer we offer a 1 week half day free bible camp to all the children in the community. The program offers children to learn bible stories in fun interactive ways, complete crafts, build friendships and join in on co-operative games.
Nursery and Toddler Room
Infants and toddlers are always welcome in the nursery where parents can leave their children in good hands or continue to enjoy the service through a TV screen in the nursery that will show the service. Our nursery and toddler room is well equipped with a change table, play mats, exercsaucers, a nursing chair and age-appropriate toys.
The children have an active role in our Sunday services including White Gift Sunday, Christmas Eve Service, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Also, each year the Sunday school plans a church service for Children’s Sunday where each grade is involved and all the children have a part in the service. This year the service will be held November 20th, 2016. We welcome all to come out and watch the hard work the children and teachers put into making this service happen.
Sunday School Collection for our Foster Child
When a child brings a loonie or toonie for collection, it goes towards our sponsored foster child Abdella Adem Aliye through Christian Children’s Fund. Abdella lives with his family in Ethiopia. He is 12 years old and is in grade 6. His favourite subjects are Math and Natural Science. He walks 5 km to school. Abdella hopes to be a teacher one day. The money that is sent helps with his and his families’ education, health care and nutrition needs. The area that Abdella and his family lives in are often at risk of drought and we often send money for extra support in those times.