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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.

November 25 – Wednesday Wondering…

November 29 – An Angel Visits Mary Joseph

We are starting to get ready for Christmas! This week we are learning about the angel who visits Mary and has a big surprise for her!

The Angel Visits Mary Window – Create a lovely stand-up window showing the angel Gabriel visiting Mary. Imagine an angel visiting you!

Spoon Angel – Make a cute angel craft using a plastic spoon. Read the Christmas story from Luke 1 & 2 in the Bible. How many angels were there?

Gabriel Told About Jesus Word Line Up – See if you can unscramble these words to find out who came to visit Mary, from SundaySchoolZone.com.

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