Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Dunbar Ryerson United Church

What’s Happening this Sunday for Children & Youth?

Please consider the stated age ranges as guidelines.  Children and youth are welcome to attend the group where they are most comfortable.

The Nursery

Infants and toddlers will be welcomed in the nursery, which is staffed by a capable, creative and loving team of caregivers. Parents are welcome to stay with their children until everyone is comfortable, but most are quickly ready to share in playtime with Natasha and Carmen. You will find the nursery in the Christian Education wing of the building in the Ethel Todrick room. Follow the signs and feel free to ask for directions.

Preschool to Grade 4

Those 4 to 9 years of age will be welcomed in the Godly Play Room 204 in the Christian Education wing of the building. Eventually, this one group will become two but for this Sunday, Cathy and Shelby will share the story of communion with the children in preparation for the Sunday, January 15th communion service. Children will begin the morning in the sanctuary and will leave (following the learning together time) with leaders (and any adults who wish to know where pick up will be following worship).

Grade 5 & 6

Those who are 10 & 11 years old will meet with Jim on the stage in the gym. The group will begin the morning in the sanctuary and will leave (following the learning together time). They will meet the adults who brought them to church in the gym following worship.

Grade 7 & Up

Those who are 12 years of age and up will gather in the lounge with Kaylyn this Sunday. The lounge… you guessed it… is found in the Christian Education wing of the building. The group will begin the morning in the sanctuary and will leave (following the learning together time).

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Dear Children, Youth and Caregivers,

Please keep your eyes and ears open over the next month as planning, dreaming and learning together begin to evolve into our new ministry with Children, Youth and Families. I am excited about our future together and look forward to discovering the ways we already are AND the ways we soon will be FAMILY! I will have a clearer sense of my office hours and schedule very soon. In the meantime, I can be reached by cell any time between 9 am and 8 pm Tuesday through Thursday; Saturday; and Sunday. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Peace & Blessings,

Cathy Cryder

Minister with Children, Youth and Families

Dunbar Ryerson United Church

604-788-8679

 

 

Some important dates…

Junior Youth Group Start Up-January 12

4:30 – 6 pm

@ the 24th Avenue site until March 1

The Open House Start Up-January 18

4:15 pm – Spiritual Practices

4:30 pm – Pneuma Voices Rehearsal

5:30 pm – Dinner

6:10 pm – Worship

@ the 24th Avenue site until March 1

Senior Youth Group

Dates, times & activities TBA following a conversation with interested youth and leaders.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper-February 28

Pancake supper, mask making, spiritual practices, merriment, celebration… one last hurrah at the 24th Avenue site!  Watch for details.