EAT, PLAY, LOVE for all those young at heart
St. Andrew’s-Wesley’s version of Messy Church.
Come and join this gathering for all ages that seeks to offer a time of hospitality, creativity, and fun involving the stories of our faith, song, prayer and a yummy meal shared by all!
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CAMP SPIRIT, for Children – ages 5 to 11
Held at 14 different sites during the summer of 2018 including here at St. Andrew’s-Wesley, Victoria, Williams Lake and Maple Ridge, Camp Spirit is a week-long day camp adventure of learning and fun. Visit campspirit.ca for more information.
PICNIC CLUB – for children, and the young at heart
Once a month, following worship join us for a picnic in the Salons for a time of sharing and fun with the purpose of community and connection amongst families with children. A simple lunch is served, play and story for children and a gathering for parents, where resources and support are shared! Dates for our 2018/2019 season are: September 30, October 28, November 25 (special Teddy Bear Picnic with Elders), January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, and May 26.
PARENT & TOT GATHERINGS – for newborns to preschoolers and their adults
Lead by: Jen Cunnings
Newborns, toddlers and preschoolers with their parents, grandparents and caregivers gather for a time of free play, story (including puppet shows), snack, parachute games and singing with their caring adult. It’s an opportunity to build community connections, offer support and encouragement for parents and caregivers.
Once a month a public health nurse from Three Bridges joins us to offer valuable resources and support, as does a librarian from Vancouver Public Library.
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP – PRE-TEENS, Grades 4-7
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Lead: Nicole Welsford and volunteers
Community is built, questions of faith explored, opportunities to serve and seek justice happen, and lots of fun is shared in a safe, supportive community! We eat together, we pray together, we laugh and wonder together and at least once a year we go to camp together!
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Fall 2018 Schedule —
September 13: Welcome Fall Fun!
September 20: Seek and Find – a scavenger hunt
September 27: Preparing the Space
October 4: Spiritual Practices
October 11: Hosting a dinner for the church family
October 18: Family Internet Safety
Leader: Nicole Welsford firstname.lastname@example.org #604-349-2687
SENIOR YOUTH – Youth Programs Grades 8-12
We love getting together, being in community, figuring stuff out that is relevant in our lives. Sometimes we don’t figure it out; we just have a safe place to keep on talking about it. We meet regularly during the months at our church or in our wider community and regularly participate in region-wide United Church youth events.
Fall 2018 Schedule
SEPTEMBER 14: Welcome Back & To
SEPTEMBER 21: Presbytery Youth Justice Series
SEPTEMBER 27: Justice…not Just us
OCTOBER 4: Gratia Cantantes
OCTOBER 11: Community Dinner
OCTOBER 18: Safety on the Interent
minister: Jen Cunnings | email@example.com | #604-260-4702
PARENTING EVENTS – All parents
This is a time for parents to come together to discuss common issues, share, learn and be supported in their vital role. We have guest speakers, book studies and opportunities for parents to nurture their faith so they can nurture the faith of their child(ren).