Children are a vital and life-giving part of our community at Fleetwood. We love kids! We recognise that we are all one in Christ Jesus, regardless of our age. Jesus said “Let the little children come, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) With this in mind, we invite our children to be part of our family in many different ways in our church community on Sundays and during the week.
Children in Worship
Our children are invited into our worship service to participate with their parents, and are encouraged to be a part of it through reading Scripture and singing. We have a special message and song just for kids (age 3 to grade 3) during our service, after which they are invited to attend Children’s Church upstairs in our classrooms.
We believe that it is important to teach our kids about the larger story of which they are a part, so that they can know the triune God. This is why we have the opportunity for them to hear the stories at their level, so that they can begin to encounter God and feel that they belong to Him. Parents are welcome to join their children in the classrooms to see a class in action, and are asked to pick up their children directly after the service.
We have a safe and comfortable place for really young children (birth to age 3) in our nursery during the service so that parents can worship worry-free. Pagers are available so you will be notified if your child needs you during the service.
NEW Children's Program for Boys and Girls in Grade 4 to 7:
When: Beginning Tuesday September 20, 2016 (Regular meetings will be the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Where: Fleetwood CRC.
Time: 6:45 - 8:30pm.
What: Games, Worship, Devotions and Snacks. Participate in service projects and social activities on a weekend.
This is a great opportunity to grow spiritually, express love for God, live out your faith through Feasting on the Word of God, Service Projects and Social Activities. Please RSVP to Leanne by emailing the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by to sign up. As always, you are welcome to join us for Sunday worship at 10:00am.
Summer Camps: We offer a couple week-long summer camps for kids in grade K-7. Our goal is to help kids discover and experience God's love.
Come on out to our two fun-filled summer camps for the opportunity to better get to know God and to make some awesome new friends! Each day will include fun games, worship, delicious snacks, and some engaging crafts! Our first camp is a sailing themed skills camp for children in grades 4-7. It runs from July 17-21, from 9am-2pm. We will be providing your kids with the chance to learn some super useful skills (such as baking, gardening, and woodworking). Our second camp is a tropical island-themed art camp for children going into Kindergarten to Grade 3. It runs from July 31-Aug 4, from 9am- 12pm. Fill out the registration form provided here and bring it into the office of Fleetwood CRC to register. Feel free to phone or email the church office for more information.
Christmas Children’s Service: The second Sunday evening in December is a service designed especially for kids, centered on the Christmas story. It usually involves a craft or activity and snacks!
God’s Family at the Table: We welcome children of any age at the Lord's Supper. We ask that they come to with their parents to learn more about God's invitation to them in the sacraments, particularly the Lord's Supper. This three week course is held twice a year, in fall and spring, depending on interest.