Sunday worship for kids at Cedar Park United Church:
Come join in the fun and learning!
At Cedar Park, families are given a very warm welcome. We have a staffed, fully refurbished nursery for babies (where parents can stay with their little one if they choose), and a Christian education program called KidZone for older children. Before beginning worship in the pew with their parents, children can choose colouring sheets and Bible-themed picture books from a table at the back of the sanctuary. The minister invites all of the children to the front for a special message partway through the service.
A large group session is always the start of KidZone–we sing together and end with a prayer. Then the kids go off to their own classes, where our team of wonderful volunteer teachers use the GO, PROCLAIM, SERVE curriculum to introduce children to the stories of the Bible and to help them begin a lifelong relationship with God:
- Tiny Tots (18 months-3 years)
- Preschool (PreK-K)
- Junior (Grades 1-3)
- Senior (Grades 4-6)
- Middle Zone (7th grade +)
Aside from our regular KidZone classes, we have a whole number of additional activities planned throughout the year: a beginning-of-the-school year kickoff BBQ, a Christmas play, special outreach events (singing at a long-term care facility),an end-of-school year make-your-own Sundae Sunday, cookie baking for the congregation and more!
And remember, church is good for the heart: Being involved in a church family can build lifelong friendships for children and parents alike, providing families with a warm, welcoming community that looks forward to welcoming them back each week (and misses them when they are away!). It’s a place to feel at home, to be supported, and to offer support to others. It’s what young families are all about!
If you would like to find out more, or if you have a specific question, please contact Christie Smith Favit, our Family and Youth Ministry Coordinator.
Photos by Charlie Scott and Martha Randy.