Children at St. George's
Here at St. George's United Church, we believe that young people are an important part of our church family; every Sunday all ages attend the first part of the worship service at 10:30 am. Then, after "Learning Together" time in worship, children are invited to attend Children's Church programming. We strive to create an environment that respects the needs of children, honours their spiritual curiosity, and engages them in heart, mind, body and spirit. Our programs use multiple learning modalities to actively engage children through exploration of faith stories and teachings. We use open ended questions that invite thoughtful engagement.
Starting in September 2019, we will have four programs for children and one for youth:
Nursery: ages 0-2 years A staffed space with toys and books where young ones gather for free play.
Children’s Church Tots: ages 2-4 A simplified Sunday School program to introduce the basic ideas and stories of the faith using song, circle time, crafts, and play.
Children’s Church Juniors: K - Gr. 2 Laying the building blocks of Biblical knowledge and spiritual exploration following the basic format of Welcome, Hear, Respond, Launch.
Children’s Church Seniors: Gr. 3 - 6 Growing from the basics and introducing new concepts and layers of meaning in Biblical stories and Christian teachings, as they relate in real ways to the children’s lives.
Children follow the Whirl Lectionary curriculum, exploring stories of faith and engaging with prayer, play, and crafts at age appropriate levels.
Youth Group: Grade 7+
Youth Group is under construction as we plan and design a new program based on Social Justice Outreach work in our Courtenay neighbourhood and beyond. Please check back again soon for the launch of our new program!
Youth are also encouraged to participate in service projects and church leadership.
Confirmation classes for youth aged 13+ will be offered in the as needed: please contact Rev. Ingrid for details and registration.
St. George's Children and Youth Ministry Team is led by the Rev. Ingrid Brown. You can contact Ingrid here.