The first goal of our children’s ministry is to love and value each child as an individual, and to show each child that God’s house is a happy place to be in.
Kids play a vital part in the St. Giles community.
We have several different times during the week for kids to come together and learn about God.
– Sunday mornings we have Sunday School and Nursery Care.
– Wednesday afternoons we have Kids’ Club.
– Once a month we have Messy Church.
– On SD57 Professional Development Days we have a Faith Camp.
– In the summer we run a VBS.
While in the church service they actively participate in worship by using musical instruments, singing, and taking communion.
During this Phase of Covid-19 we are not able to offer Nursery Care. We have Sunday School some weeks both online (available in our newsletter) and in person. Please contact Johanna or the office to find out when the next Sunday School is.
We also have colouring pages with clipboards available for people of all ages. They can be found right inside the doors to the sanctuary. Or you may ask the usher to assist you.
Most Sundays during the school year we provide Nursery Care and Sunday School from ages 0-grade 9.
For children ages 0-3, there is adult-supervised Nursery Care is provided during Church services. They play, sing, and read stories each week.
St. Giles’ offers Christian Education for children, ages 3 to grade 9.
While we use various programs for our Sunday School, we are always providing a time when kids can play and learn about God and ask questions.
Our youngest group works through our Godly Play series which gives them a chance to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.
Older children use various programs but we always have a time to learn about God, ask questions, and engage in activities. While we use various programs for our Sunday School, we are always providing a time when kids can play and learn about God and ask questions.
We meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00
Those in grades 3-7 are welcome to join us as we play and learn.
We start our afternoon together with a time to catch up on our weeks, and have a rousing game. We have been working through a study from Phil Vischer called Philippians – Where Does Joy Come From?. We go through the study and do an activity. There is usually time for another game before going home or starting Messy Church once a month.
If you need more information talk to Johanna or contact our office.
Pro-D Day Faith Camp
St. Giles has partnered with Our Saviours Lutheran Church to provide a Faith camp on SD57 Professional Development days since 2018.
We meet together, learn a Bible story, play games, make crafts, eat snacks and lunch, sing, and run around a lot! Our goal is to provide a safe space for kids to explore various aspects of the Christian faith.
Last year we learned about Daniel!
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are not sure what the 2020/2021 school year holds for our Faith camps. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list please email Johanna.
VBS – Vacation Bible School
St. Giles has partnered with Our Saviours Lutheran Church to run an amazing VBS since 2017.
We meet for a week in early July for some crazy fun.
Even in times of Covid-19, the fun continued! In 2020, we had an online Clubhouse VBS on Zoom. Bob the Puppet, Fleming, Robin, Anne, Johanna and our kids hung out in our clubhouses.
Each day we went over a Bible story and talked about what it means to be a part of God’s clubhouse. We also spent part of our days adding the next piece to their miniature clubhouse.