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Children’s
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Join us for Children’s Ministry online!

Children’s Ministry has been gathering on Sundays at 9:30 am over Zoom since March. Although we really miss seeing the children, families, & leaders in person, we have had fun over Zoom too! What do we do? We chat about how everyone is doing, who is having a birthday, and share upbeat worship music. We have a short teaching video and we learn together about living and growing in lives of faith. We have games, crafts and activities, and share prayers together. It is fun! We love to see our friends and welcome new friends too.

We have to wait a little longer to be together safely in Children’s Ministry, so we will continue Sunday morning Zooms from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Email Janet Earle for more information or to receive the Zoom link.

Starting on Sept 20 we begin a new series – Dressing Up in the Armour of God. Everyone loves to dress up! What does it mean to put on God’s armour? Join us Sundays at 9:30 to discover more.

Summer 2020 Crafts: In case you missed it…

Here are some of the weekly crafts we did at home over the summer: Summer 2020 Crafts PDF.

September 23  – Wednesday Wondering…

September 20 – Dressing Up in the Armour of God

We are learning about the Armour that God gives us to keep us safe. The first piece is the ‘belt of truth’ that helps us to stay close to the truth that comes from knowing Jesus.

The Belt of Truth – Make your own belt of truth using materials from your home. Wear it as a fun reminder that God wants us to know the truth!

God’s Love is True Mosaic – Create a colourful mosaic heart to remember that God’s love for us is true!

Belt of Truth Colouring – Stand firm with the belt of truth at your waist with this MinistryArk.com colouring page.

Resources: Download the weekly resources here.

Share your crafts in our Parents – St. Paul’s Bloor Street’ Facebook group. We love seeing your crafts and ideas.

Our Nursery provides a safe and clean environment for little ones. We have a clean, bright space, lots of toys, and a Bible story program that’s geared to young children. We have two experienced, screened staff members to oversee their care, supported by parents and volunteers. We also have electronic pagers available so that we can always reach you. We offer a peanut-free, allergy-sensitive environment and we provide safe, age-appropriate snacks. Let us know how soon you would like us to call you back from the service, and whether or not we may change your baby’s diaper.

We offer take-home resources each week for families, so they can follow along with what their children are learning. We also offer calendars and activity books before Christmas and Easter, to help get ready for these special days. We have a variety of books and Bibles available all year round to engage children at different ages.

Our Little Sunbeams Parents & Tots group meets on Wednesday mornings from September to June for parents of preschool children. This is a free drop-in group where you can connect with other parents while your little ones play.

Be sure to join our Little Sunbeams Facebook group – a friendly and supportive community, meeting for outings in the local neighbourhoods, and the occasional night out.

Children’s Ministry
(Age 4 to 10)

In Children’s Ministry, we seek to inspire children on their faith journey. On Sunday mornings, we follow a pattern of welcome-play-gather-learn. After we greet the children, they are invited to play together for a little while. We then gather for Large Group, after which we split up in small groups divided by age. Small group is where we have snack, learn a Bible teaching and do fun activities like crafts and games.

Fun – In Children’s Ministry, we combine care, play, and interactive learning for children from birth to age 10. We offer special events throughout the year, including a Christmas Pageant in early December, Family Fun Night several times a year, a Pancake Supper in February, a Journey to Cross Experience on Good Friday, and our giant Easter Egg hunt.

 

Age-Appropriate Bible Teaching – Our teaching materials use the Bible to reveal Jesus to the children. We offer a variety of fun, creative and age-appropriate activities that suit the age and stage of each child.

 

Healthy and Safe – Ensuring a safe, secure and healthy ministry is essential to making children feel at home. All staff and volunteers are screened, qualified and have completed background checks. We also provide a clean and child-safe space, serve peanut-free and allergen-sensitive snacks, and maintain a strict sick-child policy.

 

Passionate – We’re passionate about serving children well. We’re committed to excellence every step of the way, from the welcome you receive, to the toys and games we offer, to the learning experiences in each class. We want children to feel at home during their time in Children’s Ministry as they connect, learn, and grow. We welcome families from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds and we seek to create an environment in which everyone can experience belonging.

How do I stay connected with what’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

Parents are invited to join our Parents Facebook group where you can stay connected with what is happening in Children’s and Youth Ministry.

Update on reopening