Join us for Children’s Ministry online!
Children’s Ministry is gathering together on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am over Zoom. Although we really miss seeing all of our children and families in-person, we have had great times together over Zoom! What do we do? We chat about how everyone is doing, who is having a birthday, and we play crazy games. We share upbeat worship music and short Bible teaching videos. We have printable crafts to download each week. We learn together about following Jesus. We pray together and share our hearts and that’s the best part of all.
We love to see the boys and girls we know and welcome new friends too! Would you like to join us or connect with our family community? Email Janet Earle for more information or to receive the Zoom link.
June 16 – Wednesday Wondering…
June 20 – Psalm 23 – God Protects Us
God promises to be with us when we walk through dark valleys. He promises to protect us with his Shepherd’s rod and staff. Psalm 23 lets us know that God is with us when we are having a hard time.
Shine a Light in the Dark – Create a dark under-the-sea picture complete with monsters. Bring your flashlight in to light up the scene. Jesus brings his light into our dark world.
Drawing Shadows – Find some small toys and place them in a sunny spot. Is there a shadow? Draw the shadow shapes and remember that God is always with us.
Psalm 23 Colouring Contest – We would love to see your beautiful colouring! Can you learn Psalm 23 by heart? See how much you can remember.
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!
Nursery (Birth to Age 3)
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.
(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.