Children are a vital and life-giving part of our community at Fleetwood. 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 just for kids (age 3 to grade 3) during our service, after which they are invited to attend Children’s Church upstairs in our Fireside Room (September-June). Activity Bags and colouring sheets are available for use in the cabinet located near the right side doors of the sanctuary for children of all ages to use during the service. Families can use the bags marked with their last name. If you are a guest with us or have children visiting you, there is a bag labelled guest. Please place bags that need refilling on an upper shelf.
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.
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 on a Saturday.
- When: September to May. Regular meetings will be the 1st Tuesday & 3rd Sunday of the month, Social Activity or Service Project last Saturday of the month.
- Where: Fleetwood CRC Youth Room
- Time: Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm, Sunday mornings during the service (after the children's message), Saturday afternoons
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 Natasha 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. Our goal is to help kids discover and experience God's love. This summer, we will be offering Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs from July 24-28 for children ages 5-10. Stay tuned for additional camps and dates. Click here for more information for 2023 Summer Camps.
Christmas Children’s Service: In December is a service designed especially for kids, centered on the Christmas story. It usually involves a craft or activity and snacks! All families and ages welcome!
Children's Easter Service: We provide a child-friendly service filled with music, games, craft, and snacks in celebration of Easter.
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 a short session to learn more about God's invitation to them in the sacraments, particularly the Lord's Supper. Please contact Natasha if you are interested in having your child be involved and take the session.