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Young Hearts and Minds
Children may be small, but they have a big place in our hearts at The Peoples Church. We desire for all children to know Jesus, love Jesus and share Jesus with the world. Your child’s early years are foundational for imprinting values and knowledge to last a lifetime. We want your child’s foundation to include Jesus, the truth of the Bible and a sense of belonging to the whole body of Christ. We are thrilled by the opportunity to partner with you as your child grows in Christ.
What to Expect On Sundays
We welcome your child to join us every Sunday at 9:15 AM, 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM. Sundays include large-group and small-group settings. We begin with a large-group time of worship and learning from the Bible using our DVD-based curriculum that encourages your child to love and serve God. To learn more about our activities and curriculum please review our Children’s Ministry Information for Parents (PDF).
We offer a special needs ministry during the 11:30 AM service for children up to the age of 12. Children are able to play, sing and learn about the Bible in a modified program that has additional support. Contact us if you would like to learn more about this program and see if it would be a good fit for your child.
Children’s Ministry Access
Parents and children now have their own dedicated entrance in and out of the west wing of the church—helping to streamline check-in and ease traffic in the hallways on Sunday mornings. To ensure the safety of our children, only parents with dedicated name tags will be permitted in the west wing. Anyone without a name tag will need to use the front doors or another alternative exit when leaving the building on Sundays.
Finding Your Child’s Room
Use the colour chart to find the right room number and group name for your child, based on age and unique needs. If you have any questions, please ask a member of our Children’s Ministry team on Sunday mornings.
Family Dedication: Welcoming a New Child Into Your Family
Many faith traditions celebrate the birth of a child through baptism. Here at Peoples, we offer family dedication instead—and with it, we celebrate the extended circle of support provided by family and friends who are welcoming the child into their lives. Family dedication can be done at any age, until a child is ready to personally accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and be baptized. We encourage you to consider the opportunity for family dedication to celebrate the wonderful gift that God has given you—and to acknowledge your dependence on Him in raising your child. Learn more about Family Dedication or contact us to sign up.
Tuesdays, November 8 – 29 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • Founders Hall
Reaching High hopes to equip those who influence kids on issues facing today’s younger generation. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, volunteer or childcare worker these nights are designed to be both a learning opportunity and also a time of dialogue to foster better ways of influence in the lives of kids.
Tuesdays, November 8: For the Win
How do we celebrate the small wins in the life of a child? This night will take a look at how we can celebrate the small wins in the life of a child or teen whether it is their school life, home life, what they are learning at church, or even how they are growing in wisdom and character.
Tuesdays, November 15: Starts Here
Start Here is designed to equip and encourage parents to lead their own kids into a relationship with Jesus. Parents are the spiritual leaders in their homes. We need to help them see how they can explain the gospel to their own children. When we can place a significant marker like that in a family’s journey, we help them create a lasting reminder of God’s grace in their lives. Start Here takes an easy, step-by-step approach to cue families to talk about how to become part of God’s One Big Story.
Tuesdays, November 22: It’s Just a Phase
A phase is a time-frame in kids’ lives when we can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. That means the whining toddler, the dramatic fifth grader, and the stressed-out tenth grader are not just “going through a phase” that should be wished away; rather, they are transitioning through critical periods that we are called to discover, celebrate, and navigate strategically with them. Join us as we navigate the phases of a kid’s life to equip you to influence them in the best way to shape their future and to show a kid that you care about that future.
Tuesdays, November 29: Motivated by the Gospel…
Our goal and desire in the youth ministry and children’s ministry is that all kids would be motivated by the Gospel to live out their faith every day. This will look different for every kid that walks through our doors, but there are key ways that anyone can live out their faith no matter what they are doing. We will talk about equipping passion as they look to grow in their extra-curricular activities, how do they share their story in a 140 character post, and how do we leverage the locations in our homes for key conversations about life and faith. Join us in our vision to see a personal faith that is rooted in the Gospel change the life of each of our kids.
Jingle Jam: Put A Bow On It
Saturday, December 3 • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Gym
This year’s edition of Jingle Jam is organized around the telling of the Christmas Story and teaching kids and families all about joy. We want to encourage and inspire families to laugh and sing together during a very busy and hectic season as we teach about the true reason for the season. God gave us His Son, Jesus, so that we can truly understand real and lasting joy. Join us as we celebrate with snacks, carols and getting your family portrait taken for that epic Christmas card you are going to send out this holiday season. RSVP by emailing Adam at AdamC@ThePeoplesChurch.ca with the names and ages of those attending this year’s Jingle Jam. Come spend a Saturday together as a family and see what Kidmin is all about this Christmas!