MINISTRIES: What about children, youth and young families?
Our programs and services are intentionally inclusive; everyone is welcome.
The second Sunday in September each year is set aside for welcoming families to FSA (but please feel free to join our programs at any time). At this time we gather current information about the families we serve. Please note: All families with participants in the Nursery, Church School, TNT and God Squad are asked to register. Registration forms include parent/guardian consent to program participation, having pictures taken, etc.
- Family-Friendly Worship Time (intergenerational)
Sundays from 10:30–10:45 am. This segment of the worship service includes music and language suitable for the whole family.
- Children’s Time in Worship (intergenerational)
A gathering of children with church leaders before church school participants and their teachers leave the sanctuary each Sunday morning.
- Annual Youth Service (intergenerational)
An innovative, inspiring, and thought-provoking worship service led by our youth.
- Christmas Pageant, (intergenerational)
A seasonal, joyous celebration of Christmas presented by the children and youth of the church programmes accompanied by music and bell
- Big Circle (ages three through grade 12)
An open session for all children and youth to meet before leaving with their peer groups.
May include music, drama, games, dance, puppets, and prayer.
- Church School (ages three through grade 6)
Christian development for children achieved through weekly times to gather, engage, respond, bless, and reflect.
Our curriculum is called Seasons of the Spirit and often includes Bible stories, art, drama, crafts, cooking, gardening, sharing, and prayer.
- Spirit Games (Church School with help from TNT)
Non-competitive, Spirit-based outdoor games on the first three Sundays during the month of June.
During June Spirit Camp Weekend, an opportunity for FSA members to spend the night at Camp Kee-Mo-Kee on Saturday and then worship on Sunday morning, followed by a congreational picnic.
- Teens in Transit (TNT) (grades 7 & 8: a teen youth group)
September through May from 10:45–11:30 am.
Teasing-free and bullying-free; friends always welcome.
- Youth Group (grades 9 through 12)
A parent-free Sunday youth group for teenagers in high school.
In a safe, welcoming space; come as you are.
Big screen for movies, Wii room, ping-pong room, and camping.
- Sing For Your Supper (multigenerational)
This is a community meal before the children’s choirs on Wednesday nights. All are welcome to join us for lots of fun and food before singing. The main course is provided and families rotate bringing dessert and drinks. We start at 5:30 pm and finish at 6:10 pm. You are welcome even if you are not going to sing afterwards.
- Music Programs (preschoolers through grade 6)
Musical programs for children are offered on Wednesday evenings for those who wish to experience music for the first time or for those more practiced to further develop their voices individually and in a choir. Check out the music ministry page for more information.
- Confirmation Class (multigenerational)
Confirmands are guided through a variety of experiences to strengthen their understanding of their faith and connect them with their church community. Our topically-oriented curriculum is called Making Disciples.
The program is mentorship-based and involves family commitment.
- Lending Libraries (multigenerational)
Holdings include books of interest to children, youth and families.
Bibles for children and high school students
New books about families, welcoming well, First Nations and LGBT issues now available.
- Nursery (infants to age two)
This is a bright, safe space to run, slide, laugh and play.
Open Sundays from 10:00am–12:00pm.
- Quiet Room
Located within the nursery, this is a quiet space for sleeping and nursing complete with a crib, change table, rocking chair and ‘fridge
Contact Jane Dockrill, Youth and Young Families Coordinator, (519-679-8182 X 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to get more information about our programs, services or special activities, to pay sign-up fees (for camps etc.) or to request financial assistance.