“The freedom and encouragement of the children helps me to relax in church.”
Congregation member – Cindy, Congregation Member
Living in sacred community means creating a place where all are welcome - all ages and backgrounds. When children enter the sanctuary we want them to see there is a space for them and we want them to know they are welcome. We hope parents and caregivers see this as a sign that they too are welcome.
For Mount Seymour Children
and Youth Community!
Wow, is September almost over? I don’t think I’ve ever felt a month go by so fast. Here we are almost ready for October and we at Mount Seymour are getting set for another great year at the Children’s Community.
Regular programming resumes this week please see below for some important information about CC.
Ages 0 -3:Space is set up in our Chapel (Nursery)for caregivers to take infants and toddlers. Please feel welcome to participate in the worship service from there while your child plays with toys provided.Caregivers must stay with their child in the nursery.
Ages 4 – 7 and 8 -11 + Explore the bible through the Holy Moly curriculum with a short video of major bible stories and then with their leaders the kids have an opportunity to ask questions about the story, the characters and reflect on how these old stories relate to their lives in the modern world. We encourage questions, conversation and plenty of curiosity.
Age 4- 7 meets in the Deep Cove Room
Age 8 – 11+ meets in the Sherwood Lounge.
We requests parents and caregivers come to the classroom before we release the children from our care.
Please visit The Story Calendar for a list of the Stories we will be looking at this Fall.
On October 6th, after service the kids will be invited to serveTea and Lemonade to the congregation, by donation. All Proceeds will go tosupport TWEC’s – Third World Eye Care. Katherine McKay, of Mount Seymour UCis traveling to Ecuador at the end of October. http://www.twecs.ca
More Service projects are in the works for Advent and beyond.
Starting October 13th we will be establishing Offering during our time with the Children. Please consider sending a small amount of money .25 – 1.00 for this collection time.The money will be used for Children related activities at the church, or be part of our Service Project.
Got Questions? Program for Preteens and Teens.Ages 11 – 14.
Got Questions is a conversation based program for preteens and teens to wonder, explore, be curious and ask all their questions about Faith, God, Jesus and Religion in a safe non-judgemental place. It is an opportunity for preteens and teens to find their own answers and discover that often an answer to one question creates many more questions, which is all good.
Date: January 2013, afterschool. Please email Anne Ellis if interested in attending.
If you are interested injoining our team of Leaders and Co –Leaders, we welcome you! Please contact
Anne Ellis, Children andFamily Ministry Coordinator at email@example.com.