From September to May children from age three to grade 6 are invited to join us downstairs in the Sunday school. After ‘Children’s Time’ in worship each Sunday, we head down to learn about the stories of the Bible, reflect on meanings for our everyday lives and grow in faith. We meet briefly as a group, collect offering and sing, then we break off into our groups. The children are divided into 3 general groups; preschool (ages 3-5 * must be toilet trained*), Kindergarten to Grade 3, and then grade 4-6. Those children that are under 3 are welcome to play in our nursery supervised by their parents. Approximately one Sunday a month the Sunday school meets as a whole for a group lesson so that all the children can mix together and get to know all the children.
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday School is currently not meeting The CE Team will continue to monitor school returns, Provincial COVID restrictions and guidelines – with a view to resuming when it is reasonable to do so.
CGIT is a youth group for teenage girls in Grades 7-11.
CGIT meets Tuesday evenings 7 to 8:30 (mid Sept. to end of April) at St. Paul’s in the large basement area. (Currently not meeting until further notice due to COVID 19 considerations – watch announcements for further updates.)
Our Purpose is four-fold:
- Cherish Health
- Seek Truth
- Know God
- Serve Others
Over the year, we try to have a balance of programming in these categories.
- Cherish Health: swimming, tobogganing, hair care, nutrition, skin care, bowling, weekend camp
- Seek Truth: leadership skills, values, peer pressure, bullying, gossiping, friendship, self-esteem, invite guest speakers from the community to share information on their organizations or interests
- Know God: Bible discovery, present a Christmas Vesper Service, weekly mini-worship
- Serve Others: annually choose a local or global justice project to learn about, support and fundraise for; neighborhood clean-up; assist, where needed, at church functions
Of course, singing, eating, sleepovers and crafts are also a big part of our evenings as girls and leaders get to know one another and create lifelong friendships.
Although CGIT mostly meets in United Churches, we are an interdenominational group, and we encourage all girls to join us, whether they have a church affiliation or not. CGIT has been in Canada since 1915.