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Christian Education and Formation

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Christian Education for All Ages

We welcome and invite all ages to gather for Christian Education following Worship.  Children and youth meet from 10:45am-12:00pm.  Adult classes begin at 11:10am following coffee and conversation and run until noon.   The Christian Education program occurs from September to June, with a break during the summer months.  Christian Education classes are places of friendship, faith formation, and hospitality.  Whether you are 3 or 103 years old, there is a place for all!   Together we discern and nurture our individual and collective journeys of faith.

Sunday School for Children and Youth

shine logoWe offer engaging Sunday School classes for children, preschool-youth including. A typical morning includes: snacks, Bible stories, music, worship, and response activities. A yearly offering project invites our children to share God’s generosity with others and be good stewards of God’s gifts.

Shine: Living in God’s Light is a dynamic Sunday school curriculum for age 3 to grade 8 that engages Christian communities in their life together.

Inter-generational Sundays during Advent and near Earth Day are also highlights of the Christian Education year. On these Sundays, children and adults visit different activity centres during the Sunday School hour that highlight the theme of the day.

Please click on Sunday School covenant to view the covenant and the different ways our church works at faith formation.
Sunday School covenant

 

Young Adult and Adult Learning Opportunities

We invite young adults and adults to attend a class of their choice. We offer different electives which run for up to six weeks. A “Christian Education Special Event” gathers all adults together. The classes range in size and range in style from lectures to interactive discussion. Topics include: Bible Study, Christian Witness, and Christian Worship.

YOUNG ADULT/ADULT ELECTIVES     January 20 – April 14, 2019                          

January 20th Jazz, Spirituality and Hospitality
Dr. Thomas Reynolds                   Fellowship Hall
Listening Cafe
Elders and Church Leadership
J.B. and Naomi Martin Room
January 27t  Improvisation and Hospitality
Alan Sapp                                  Fellowship Hall
Listening Cafe
Elders and Church Leadership
J.B. and Naomi Martin Room
February 3rd Improvisation and Hospitality
Alan Sapp                                  Fellowship Hall
Listening Cafe
Elders and Church Leadership
J.B. and Naomi Martin Room
February 10th Sermon Response
Jodie Hatlem and Elaine Ranney    Fellowship Hall
Listening Cafe
Elders and Church Leadership
J.B. and Naomi Martin Room
February 17th  Engaging the Gospel of Luke
Bryan Moyer Suderman               Fellowship Hall
Listening Cafe
Elders and Church Leadership
J.B. and Naomi Martin Room
February 24th Engaging the Gospel of Luke
Bryan Moyer Suderman                Fellowship Hall
March 3rd Friendship through Dementia
Dr. Jane Kuepfer
Fellowship Hall
March 10th Understanding and Responding to the Opioid Crises                TBD
Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                     TBD
March 17th Understanding and Responding to the Opioid Crises
Dr. Michael Beazely                      Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                     TBD
March 24th Understanding and Responding to the Opioid Crises
John Neufeld                               Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                     TBD
March 31st Understanding #metoo
Dr. Carol Penner                            Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                      TBD
April 7th Lenten Series Sermon Response
Elaine Ranney and Hatlems            Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                       TBD
April 14th Lenten Series Sermon Response
Elaine Ranney and Hatlems           Fellowship Hall
Lenten Guided Prayer                       TBD
April 21st Easter Sunday No Sunday School

 

Vacation Bible Camp 2019

July  15 – 19  8:50am-noon

 

Youth Ministry

We welcome youth and their friends into a dynamic relationship with God and others through Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF). This group meets with MYFs of other local Mennonite churches to form a fun and meaningful group where events are planned monthly. Our purpose of youth ministry is to provide a safe place and meaningful experiences that welcome youth into our community of faith and facilitate their being and becoming unique expressions of God’s love in the world.

MYF opportunities include: social events or service projects, youth worship experiences, Mennonite youth retreats, Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly, catechism, and mentoring relationships with adults.

 

Summer Camps!

The following are summer camps that many of our congregation enjoy.  Click to go to their site.

slmc Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

 

 

 

Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp & Retreat Centre

 

 

 

fraserlake Fraser Lake Camp.

 

 

 

 

 Ontario Mennonite Music Camp

 

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp