1. Adult Learning: upcoming study groups
2. Remember and (w)rite
3. Children at Sunday Worship and Godly Play
4. Special Sunday Morning events for children, youth
5. Scouts and Cubs
6. Children’s Musical Theatre
7. Church Library
Adult Learning: Upcoming study groups: Fall of 2012
- Take the Pledge - reading the New Testament in the order it was written
- A Little Course in Dreams
- Discussion of Gretta Vosper's latest book on prayer: Amen
- Explorations - a six week study session reflecting on our faith.
Previous/Recent Study Groups:
- A Little Course on Dreams October 2011
- And Introduction to Islam - our neighbour October 2011
- Travel to Turkey: April 10 to April 25 o 2012 - Introductory session Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm
- Study Group:AnAn“Comfort My People…!” January to April: (Isaiah 40-55) with Dr. Jim Lindenberger
- Explore your own - “Life in Christ” through Paul. 2010 The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary
Behind the Church's Conservative Icon: Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan (with Rev. Joan McMurtry) Seasons of the Soul: March, May, August, November 9AM -
Remember and Rite:
Do you like to write? This group meets every couple of weeks to write and share stories from their earlier memories
and thoughts of their life’s experiences, creating a wonderful legacy for their children and grandchildren.
Youth Ministry: Youth are active - in worship, in action, in being together! A variety of programs and options!
Junior Youth Group (First United Me to We Group)
These are boys and girls generally from grades 4 to 6 who gather in six week blocks of time for programming and outreach at the church. They enjoyed Vacation Bible School this summer. They have done family outings to the Food Bank, raised over $700 for the “Free the Children” water project in Kenya, and participated in the “Halloween for Hunger” program. They have a lot of fun and are looking for more members. Susan Hunter-Jivung is their leader. email@example.com
Sessions start up this fall. Watch for dates and times.
Adventure Youth Group
This is a group of 6-8 active senior youth who are also registered in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program. Each member is collecting service hours, working on a skill, and doing physical recreation to achieve their Bronze status. They led the Vacation Bible School in July, camped in Whistler and in our church yard with breakfast at “Joan’s”!. They’ve been helping at church coffee time and are hosting a fund raising lunch on September 9th. In March, they hope to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on an exposure tour and to assist in a community. Susan Hunter-Jivung, a member of the congregation and teacher, is their leader. firstname.lastname@example.org
Children at Sunday Worship:
Children and youth are encouraged to attend worship with their family and friends. Following discussion with minister or worship leader, children are invited downstairs to enjoy a focused worship and education program.
In addition, a playroom is equipped with toys, books, and climbing apparatus which is open to all toddlers . Everyone is welcome!
In the sanctuary, at the back, there is a “quiet” room for parents with infants or toddlers. This is a place to be while continuing to be part of the worship service through the glass windows.
Most Sundays, the children will be involved in Godly Play, a multi-sensory approach to storytelling and worship. Creative responses involving claywork, paints and craft materials, are encouraged.
“Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.”
Leader: Jaime-Lyn Hugh, an elementary scholl teacher and member of the congregation. Other volunteer parents and some teenagers assist in the program.
Scouts & Cubs First United Church is a proud sponsor of the Scouts: Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, and Guides meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
We support the principles of Scouting and contribute where we can to the health and wellbeing of the scouts and their families. The church provides faith based education when requested - for badges and other goals.
Tuesdays: 6:30PM Beavers 7:00 Cubs
Thursdays: 7:00 PM Scouts, Venturers
For More information:
For children ages 5 to 11 – Thursday afternoons.
Our Church Library is located upstairs in the Dogwood Room and includes books for children and young adults; adult fiction and non-fiction works; reference books, as well as CD’s and DVD’s. This growing collection of contemporary, “forward-thinking” books is open to anyone who loves to explore and question, learn and READ!