Curious about Children and Youth Ministry this fall? Here’s an outline of what’s in store!
Instead of a traditional Sunday School program, Julia and I will be striving to make the Sunday morning service as inclusive as possible. We want our children to feel part of the family, and to grow familiar with the words and rhythms of worship. We are a God-family, after all! To help with this, we have ordered engaging Children’s Bulletins that kids can take with them into the sanctuary. We’ll also be inviting children or youth to play a role within the service.
In addition, we’ve set up a “Quiet Corner” in the sanctuary: a supervised place where kids can work through the Children’s Bulletin and some other quiet activities, but still “take in” the service. For parents with very young kids, we will have access to one of the preschool rooms.
Outside of Sunday mornings, anyone Grade 6 and up is more than welcome to join Okotoks United Church’s Youth Group, starting up on Friday, October 1st, 6-8PM with an event the first Friday night of every month. I’ll be hosting those events myself, and look forward to building relationships with the youth through pizza and movies, game nights, and more.