Ministry of Families

Registration for Church School and Nursery forms are attached as files below.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Rev. Debbie and Mike Stockdale were leaders with the children this morning. They joined the worship service in the sanctuary for Communion.

After service, several of us gathered to discuss the future for our children's program. The annual 4:30 service on Christmas Eve day will offer special opportunities for children and their parents and grandparents to celebrate the birth of Jesus. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Kerry Duncan McCartney and her team of assistants worked with the children Sunday morning prior to their joining the congregation for the Blessing of the Animals service. It is so wonderful to watch the children as they interact with the animals, awaiting permission to pet a big dog or tentatively reach out to touch the snake, who has become a regular attender at St. David's - second visit this fall!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

This morning's "The Path to Joy" lesson was entitled "A Teacher of the Way: Who was Jesus?" Brenda Wallace, lead, and helper, Betty Smith, shared the story of Jesus and the times in which he lived. We ate dates and grapes as Jesus might have done. Betty, who had toured the paths walked by Jesus, some 2000 years ago, described her travels and together they shared the story "A Man Called Jesus." A quote from the story: "When you help others who are suffering with love and without judgement, even if it is dangerous for you, you will experience a Oneness and a sense of Connectedness to God that you have never experienced before." It concludes... "they could not kill his spirit. They could not kill the love that his followers had for him and the teachngs that he shared. We continue to learn about the life of Jesus because he was someone who was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in and because he had a message that we can still learn from.  We carry the teachings of Jesus and the understanding that comes from following his example into our daily lives. ... what we know is real is that these teachings have changed many people's lives for the better." 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Young members of the congregation remained with their parents/ grandparents this morning during our Family service time. We sang the hymn, Thank you, God, with the children joining other young at heart folk on the chancel steps, and even added our own thanksgiving verses to this lively song. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Janice Rider was lead facilitator on Sunday morning with the young people. The children joined us upstairs for the World Communion Service following their time with Janice downstairs.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Little did we know that come Sunday morning, Fall's bountiful colours would be covered by a very heavy coating of snow. But Kerry Duncan McCartney didn't let that interfere with her Church School Lesson this morning. The children focussed on how nature provides a closeness to God and at lesson end, the children were busy creating montages of berries, flower petals, branches and leaves. Kerry was assisted this morning by Joan Gray, Carly Jean Godfrey and Lynn Wheadon. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Janice Rider and Corey Gamble shared their time with the children of Faith Quest Sunday morning as they discussed the Stories of our Traditions: The Bible and How we use it. The special guest was Janice's snake which held the attentions of the youngsters. Next weekend, Kerry Duncan McCartney and helpers, Carly Jean and Joan Gray will be working with the children as the search for our Church School Coordinator continues. Again, if you know of someone who might be interested in a 10 hour weekly assignment, who loves working with children and their significant others, let the church office know. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

There is a volunteers Sign-up Sheet in the foyer for folks keen (and Eager!!) to participate in the Church School program at St. David's this month. On Sunday it was Rev. Debbie and Mike (our St. David's Treasurer) who were leaders down stairs. Rev. Peggy shared a story with the children during Faith Chat time. Registrations are ongoing this month with the program in full swing. Our curriculum is called "Path of Joy."  

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fall is here and programs are about to start. We are actively seeking an energetic, child-loving individual who will coordinate our Faith quest program. We have the curriculum in place and all we need now are children and grand-children who want to participate in a rich learning happening. We love these younger members of our congregation and want them to feel integral to the programs for which St. David's is well-known.

Speaking of which we sponsor an amazing drama/acting opportunity for young people in our community and beyond. On November 17, the youngsters, 8 and up, will be presenting a play for St. David's community. Beginning started last night, September 7, for an information session and the next meeting is September 21 at 7:OO p.m. This program, the Chameleon Drama Group, offers amazing skill development with our own Janice Rider, (script writer, drama specialist) and Deb Charnuski (drama extraordinaire) along with the behind-the-scenes crew made up of family and friends. The cost for this program is $30 per family, rehearsals are on Saturday evenings with occasional Friday night sessions as the production date approaches. Further info can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the Ministries Page for Chameleon Drama Group's own page. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The positions of Church School Coordinator and Youth worker are being advertised as fall quickly approaches. If you know of folks who might be interested with working with staff, children and youth at St. David's, call the office and your information will be gratefully forwarded to the M & P Committee. Meanwhile you will find the young ones in the foyer during the service. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

With summer time programming, our young members of the congregation and our guests have been spending time after story time, working on crafts at the rear of the sanctuary. Thank you for volunteering to work with the little ones. They do enjoy the attention and the opportunity to learn. 

This week, the added attraction of the playground lured the little ones after their pancake breakfast. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

This morning, Rev. Debbie used a bowl of fresh fruit to talk about the Fruits of the Spirit during her Children's time. The young ones adjourned to the rear of the sanctuary where they enjoyed a well-stocked craft table. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Change is in the future for our Ministry of Families, a program initiated by Alison Demeter during her years and devoted service to St. David's children, youth and the rest of us. Rachelle Hardin, who served for years on the Ministry of Families Committee, has resigned from her chair position and Lisa Hay attended Council of June 18, 2019 on behalf of the Committee. The structure of the Ministry of Families program will be changed this fall. Watch for further details as the summer months wind down and the church year for 2019-2020 launches into full swing. 

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