Children and Youth
Sunday Morning Children Programs
Children aged 3 and older enjoy playing and learning together in the cosey Fireside Room. Children are dropped off before the 10:00 service begins, and can join in the service at the offertory. Our Gospel based curriculum includes a lesson, craft and an activity bulletin each week. Sunday School is in session from September to June.
Infants and toddlers are welcomed by our experienced and loving caregivers in the bright and colourful nursery. Care is available all through the 10:00 service, from September to June.
Special Children’s and Youth Events
Christmas Eve Pageant: For many years, the 7:00 pm service has featured the children’s presentation of the Gospel as a Nativity Pageant. This is a highlight for the children and has even included a real Baby Jesus for many years.
Youth Sunday: One Sunday during the month of June, the children and teens take over the 10:00 pm service, working together to share the readings, prayers, music and a dramatic presentation of the Gospel. After the service, we celebrate with a picnic on the parish grounds.
Lunch with Santa: Come join us, after the 10:00 am service, in welcoming the Christmas season with lunch with Santa and his friends. A chili, hot dog and pizza lunch are provided along with beverages and desserts. A photo opportunity with Santa will be our highlight and each child will receive an age appropriate gift. Tickets will be sold in November to reserve your seats.
Diocesan Youth Events
Youth Synod: Held once a year delegates discuss current issues in the church and voice their opinions and concerns regarding the church and the world.
YLTP:Youth Leadership in Training is a three year program held during March break for young leaders in the church.
NYC:Niagara Youth Conference is held yearly at Canterbury Hills and is open to all youth.
For more information on any of the Diocesan Youth Events visit zipsqueal.com or contact Sarah Bird at 905-527-1316.