Children are a really important part of our church. We want every child to feel welcome and discover how unique God has made each one of them! We believe that children are never too young to begin to experience the love of God and learn about His promises.
We have a nursery facility on the lower level for infants and toddlers up to 2-1/2 years old. Our team of volunteers provide a safe and caring environment so parents can be worry-free and actively participate during both service times. Children will engage in stories, snacks, play and caring relationships. We have three connected rooms; a sleeping room, a change area/feeding area and a play room. Parents are asked to sign their children in and out and provide instructions to help us meet their needs.
We think it is important for children to experience what church looks like from a young age. Pre-schoolers up to and including Grade 1 join us in the worship centre for the opening part of the 9 am worship service, and then parents take them downstairs at sermon time for their own age-related program. We have four teams made up of adults and junior helpers. First, the team leader will take attendance. In a big group setting, the children will explore God’s love through Bible stories, songs, verses, and kid-geared activities. For security purposes, parents are also asked to pick their children up once the service is done.
Children's Learning Centre
We are passionate about giving children sound spiritual direction. Our focus is on sound biblical teaching that is both fun and engaging. All children from pre-school age to Grade 6 meet in the downstairs fellowship hall during our second service from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. We open with prayer and attendance. We love to sing and make a joyful noise in our large group before breaking into three smaller age-appropriate age groups for teaching (Pre-school - J.K., S.K. – Grade 2 and Grades 3 – 6). We use a curriculum that encourages children to get to know their Bibles and memorize scripture verses. The children eagerly anticipate performing in an annual Christmas play.
Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their children from their small groups.
Please note that all volunteers working with our children have attended a Safe Church seminar and completed a Vulnerable Sector Screening. For more information regarding our Safe Church Policy, please contact the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org.