During worship service, all children present join their families for the first part of the service and then may leave to meet for Sunday School classes.
After “Circle Time” the children leave the sanctuary for Sunday School where they are led in Christian study, using the on-line Whole People of God curriculum. For these classes, the children are grouped by age and led by dedicated volunteer teachers. Children who are visiting, including guests of Baptism families, are always invited to join in these classes.
At certain times of the year the children remain in the Sanctuary to participate in special services: for example, Easter, Remembrance Day and the Christmas Family Service.
The youth group, young people ages 9-18, meets on an irregular basis. They connect with each other, with an emphasis on Christian values, through global awareness, community service and fun activities. They lead the Christmas Family Service, working with the Sunday School children, have movie nights and workshops and a number of them attend the Quebec Sherbrooke Presbytery Camp and United Church sponsored Youth Forums.
An important outreach activity of the youth group is their fundraising activity to raise funds to sponsor a child through World Vision. They participate in the Christmas Pageant Service, working with the Sunday School children and have game/movie nights and workshops. A number of them attend United Church sponsored Youth camps and forums.
The youth group and children, ably assisted by their parents and friends, come together to run events that bring together the whole congregation. These have included a Valentine luncheon, spring and fall BBQs, a spaghetti supper fundraiser for Syrian refugees, as well as the ever popular “Kids’ Kafé”. The latter enables the children and youth to connect to the older members of the congregation by serving them refreshments after a church worship service. These events are enjoyed by young and old alike!