Ministry of Families

Ministry of Families

FEBRUARY 18, 2018

This morning Alison spent her time in Robertson Hall with the children in attendance. This being Family Day weekend, many of our faith questers were enjoying the holiday on the ski hills or tobaggan runs. 

FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Our Faith Questers continued their focus on "Daring to Forgive" - a good lesson for all of us. The powerpoint shared with the congregation is attached below as a file attachment. 

FEBRUARY 4, 2018

Trent and Abby filled in for Alison, away on course, Sunday morning for Faith Chat and Faith Quest. Lighting the candles at the beginning of the service is a real high point to the young ones (and the big ones who help out.) "Daring to forgive" was the theme for the day. 

JANUARY 28, 2018

What a special day it was for Edison, Hugo, Iris and Xavier as they were baptized and introduced to the congregation as new members of the community. They were each presented with a candle to commemorate the occasion, a scarf and a gift bag. Cake and balloons awaited the little ones and their families, guests and St. Davidians in attendance following the service. Alison told the story of Jesus' baptism by John and several of the Faith Questers read excerpts from a poem.

JANUARY 21, 2018

The little ones who help Alison light the candles at the beginning of the service, do so with such reverance. The youth and children continued work on the sacrament of baptism (with a little bit of floor hockey following their session.) 

JANUARY 14, 2018

Alison and her team will be working on a unit on the sacrament of baptism in preparation for the January 28th service, "Baptism Sunday Celebration." If you would like to be baptised or have children baptized or would like to reaffirm your faith, you are invited to contact the office, Rev. Peggy or Alison. 

DECEMBER 24, 2017

The next step for our Faith Questers, following their intergenerational service on Dec. 10 was their participation in the 10 a.m. worship service on Christmas Eve. Thank you from the congregation to Alison, Abby, Trent and all those who helped make worship at St. David's so special. 

DECEMBER 10, 2017

Alison, Abby, Trent, with Norm, Bryan, X's and Nick's moms helped to make the story of Christmas very special for the young people at SDUC as well as for those gathered at church today. Their play, the product of intensive rehearsal and creative costume changes, was called "Four Guys Named Nick: A White Gift Mystery." Little ones, at first in pajamas, then period costume and finally in detective regalia (black hats and sunglasses) managed effectively to tell a story about the meaning of Christmas. 

Some of the young presenters will be taking part in the 10:00 a.m. Intergenerational Family Service December 24, 2017. If you would like to be a participant, let Alison know a.s.a.p.  

DECEMBER 4, 2017

The excitement grows. The little ones are memorizing their lines and have their costumes on the ready. Alison has written and will be directing the service on December 10. See you there. 

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

It has begun - the mystery of Christmas giving returns. Parents will be making sure their little ones have sunglasses and baseball caps, pajamas and bath robes on the ready for their service on December 10, 2017. They will be spending the next two Sundays preparing. Enjoy! Further info can be had by scrolling down to "file attachments" below. 

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Our Faith Questers led us in a wonderful song of affirmation as they followed Alison's direction. "I am Amazing" is a great song to sing, especially the "like Crazy" line. 

OCTOBER 29, 2017

Our Faith Questers were in costume today as they gathered for a Hallowe'en Party after Alison shared with them a story about filling one's Invisible Bucket. We all listened intently and have been "filling our own invisible buckets" as we move into the new week. Thank you, Alison. 

OCTOBER 22, 2017

The Faith Questers gathered on the steps of the chancel to hear Alison offer a song about gratitude and generosity. They had a little walk in nature followed by a session of quilting as they continued work on their project. Next week, October 29, Faith Questers are going to be in costume for the Hallowe'en Party. All you young ghouls and goblins, come prepared to have fun. 

OCTOBER 15, 2017

A nature walk marked the beginning of Faith Quest for the little ones today as it will next week, weather permitting. Their Faith Chat focussed on a song of praise and members of the congregation were invited to suggest things for which we offer praise and thanksgiving.

Check the Newsletter below for specifics. Please note that the registration forms included below as pdfs will work for the 2017-2018 year. 

OCTOBER 1, 2017

It was especially fun for your SDUC webmaster to watch her little grandchildren taking part in the candle lighting ceremony at the beginning of worship of Sunday.  The programs is well underway in Robertson Hall and adjoining classrooms and you can read all about them in the newsletter which is attached below. (Newsletter Fall 2017) Remember that Ministry of Families requires a completed registration form for children and teens who wish to participate in the program. 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Children and Youth started their programs at 10, returning upstairs near the conclusion of the service for the covenanting service. They were excited as were their elders as we sang grace then headed to Robertson Hall for our Congregational Community Luncheon. Lots of pulled pork, salad, desserts were available to act as backup to lots of great conversation. Thanks to the meal providers, set up and take down crews. 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

Continuing with the Faith Quest questions, Alison and Trent led the children gathered on the chancel steps. Abbey was at the registration table both before and after service as parents registered their young ones. 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Alison, Trent, Abbey and Nooshin are gearing up for a new Faith Quest season. The youth met on Saturday night, September 9, 2017, and the little ones gathered on the chancel steps with "eagerness" for their Faith Chat. Welcome back, team!!

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH QUEST 

Here at St. David’s we strive to take the “school” out of Sunday. Our children’s program is rich in activity and offers an “experience” that invites children to explore our Christian faith in relation to our lives today. As well, we provide opportunities to participate in community events and service projects at and beyond St. David’s. For more information, please contact Alison Demeter at 403-284-2276 Ex.110 or children@sduc.ca.

Below are a few Children's Ministry Resources: 

  • SDUC Children's Blog, including YAMF updates and other events!
  • Sunday Server Newsletter (biannual)

Below are our Children's Programs, click on them for more information!