Children and Families

We need your help:

We’re recruiting energetic leaders to join our team of Children and Youth Staff this September.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

 


 

About our programs for children, youth and families

All ages are welcome in our worship services. There is a children’s play area at the front left of the sanctuary, and a lounge located through the doors at the front left of the church with toys, a washroom, change mat and speakers for anyone requiring a private, quiet space.

Children 18 months to 2 years may be brought to the staffed Toddler Room on the second floor of the Centre for Peace before or during service.

About 15 minutes into the worship service, children are invited to the front where the Children’s Candle is lit. Then, children can leave with our Children’s Staff to be brought to the Centre of Peace for their age-specific programs. Children can be picked up from their program spaces at noon.

Through storytelling, singing, art creations, and play, children and youth learn and explore sacred stories, practice rituals and traditions, and are centered in the presence of Spirit. Fun and fabulous programs encourage children to ask questions and dance in their unique essence as they develop a sense of belonging in this intergenerational community.

We look forward to seeing you!

To find out more contact our Minister of Children, Youth and Families, Danica Black, or 604-731-3101. To learn more about our approach to spiritual education, click on Children and Families video.

Weekly Programs

Toddlers (18m-2 years)toddlers-or-preschool

Our staffed toddler room offers educational toys, art supplies, and a caring presence so parents can attend the service.

Sundays at 10:15, in the Meditation Room

Ps and Ks (Age 3-5)preschool-bubbles

Through music, crafts and stories, youngsters will explore key spiritual concepts and stories.

Sundays after Children’s Time, in the Youth Room

Primary (Age 6-8)group

Learn sacred stories, practice rituals, and build a sense of belonging through intentional games and play.

Sundays after Children’s Time, in the Fireside Room

 

juniors Juniors (Age 9-11)

Ask questions about our faith and witness God’s grace through the love of care of intergenerational community.

Sundays after Children’s Time, in the Great Hall

 

youthYouth (Age 11-13, 14 & up)

Our Junior Youth Group (ages 11-13) meets from 6-8, and the Senior Youth Group (ages 14 & up) from 7-9.

First and third Friday of every month, Fireside Room

 

 

Our Team

4Director of Children, Youth and Families

Danica brings a creative and progressive approach to children and youth ministry. Her vision is to provide a welcoming, compassionate, radically inclusive, and playful environment where the younger members of the congregation can wonder, play, and form lasting friendships with their peers while also enriching their connection to the mysterious, spiritual rhythm that moves the world along.

Contact Danica here.