Whoever welcomes in my name one of these children, welcomes me. Mark 8:37
Young children (infant-3) are lovingly cared for in our bright, cheerful nursery located close to the sanctuary. Our goal is to help little ones develop a sense that the church is loving, caring people and a good place to be. We want to provide a Christian environment that encourages and assists in their faith development.
Children (4-8) attend the worship centre. The setting is tranquil and emulates a church sanctuary. A unique method of storytelling is used. Bible stories are told on felt underlays or in a desert box filled with sand. Wooden figures are used so that children can “see” as well as hear the stories. Children respond to the stories through art and personal reflection. Prayer is an important part of the program. Signing is used for many of our songs. Signing communicates meaning, portrays feelings and stirs emotion.
Older children (9+) are into the bible and enjoy the many activities associated with the “Whole People of God” curriculum which is lectionary-based.