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.
“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. While the adults are hearing a sermon based on a Bible passage, the children in Children's Church are interacting with that same passage using the children's version of the Feasting on the Word material. 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.
Children for Christ - C4C
What: A fun and engaging program for boys and girls in grades 4 to 7. Worship, Bible study, games and snacks. Once a month on the weekend we have a service project or a social activity.
When: October to May. Regular meetings will be the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Where: Fleetwood CRC.
Time: 6:45 - 8:30pm.
This is a great opportunity for children to grow spiritually, express love for God, and encourage each other to live out the Christian faith. Please RSVP to Leanne by emailing the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to sign up.
Summer Camps: Over the summer months we offer week-long summer camps for kids in grade K-7. Our goal is to help kids discover and experience God's love.
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.