Sunday Schools

St John’s

Everyone is welcome to join our weekly Sunday School which runs from September through June under the leadership of Kathryn Hancock and Barbara Apro.  With a focus on ages 7-12 years, we are known as the "Junior Youth Group".  There is room for everyone as we explore compassion for others, prayer, liturgical readings, the Anglican tradition, and spirituality & faiths in the world around us.

We begin at 10:30 am in the church worship service, head for our time together following a "Children's Chat" with Reverend John, and return to sing The Lord's Prayer and celebrate the Eucharist. All baptized children are welcome to receive the Eucharist and all children are encouraged to go to the altar rail to receive a blessing.

We enjoy partnering when we can with the 'senior' youth group, Young@March.

With the nursery nearby available for parent & tot use, young children are encouraged to participate at whatever level they are able. There is also a table at the back of the church with quiet activities for the very young. Please feel free to seat children at the table or take materials to your pew.

Outreach

As part of our lives as Christians, we teach that it is important to ‘walk the walk’. Each week we review what is happening locally and globally and talk about our response. In October we celebrate the work of the Primate's World Relief & Development Fund (PWRDF). At Christmastime we contribute to the Kanata Food Cupboard.

During Lent we place our time and energy behind a charity to raise funds and awareness of the great need in our global world. Successful Lenten Projects in the past have included, Ryan’s Well, Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), PLAN Canada, and Shelter Box.

Enrollment

If you would like to enroll your child in St John's Sunday School, Kathryn and Barbara would be delighted to speak with you. Please complete the family Registration Form.

St Mary’s

At regular weekly services, the children attend the normal worship services with their families.  Children in attendance will be encouraged to take part in the service in any way that they can. Helping with greeting, holding the collection plate and helping ring the prayer bell are just a few of the many things where the children can assist.  In cases where a child may become fidgety, a collection of children's stories, colouring pages, crossword puzzles and simple crafts have been set aside on the book shelf in the back room for use during the family service. We have a few more ideas in the works as to how we can continue to encourage learning in our younger generation.  Stay tuned for some exciting updates.

St Paul’s

St Paul’s welcomes young families with children of all ages to its services. The Church Hall is available for parent-supervised play should anyone feel the need to take a break.

While numbers do not currently warrant having a Nursery or Sunday School program, we are a warm and welcoming congregation that continuously evaluates the needs of our parishioners.