Children

Program and worship ideas for children can be used in Sunday school, midweek groups, vacation Bible school, and more.

For Christian camp curriculum, see InsideOut (published by Chalice Press).

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File 2017 Children's Sunday: In God's Own Image
A worship service celebrating the Churches' Commitments to Children...

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File 2018 Camping Sunday: Pass It On!
Gather around the "campfire" in this service for Camping Sunday...

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File All in the Same Boat
Jesus calms the storm in this service for Camping Sunday.

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PDF icon Back to the Future of Camping
A service celebrating the ministry of camping - a tradition and an inspiration.

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File Bread Not Stones Worship Service
Taking Action to End Child Poverty

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File Call to Sabbath
An intergenerational service for Camping Sunday.

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File Canada’s Sixth Child
This service for Children's Sunday celebrates children and focuses on the quality of life for children living in Canada, highlighting the plight of children who are neglected. ...

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PDF icon Caring for Creation: A Service for Children’s Sunday
This service for Children's Sunday invites all of us to care for creation as a Christian community...

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File Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places
The service of worship for Children's Sunday invites us to remember the gift of play as part of our innate spirituality...
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September 11, 2018

In 2010, a group of Conference staff and youth ministers from Living Waters and Northern Waters presbyteries of Toronto Conference gathered to plan the first of many confirmation retreats. The retreats received funding through the Mission & Service Vision Fund, which offers financial support to new initiatives in youth ministry. Monies that were received subsidized the accommodation and meeting space as well as program supplies.

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PDF icon Curriculum Evaluation Tool
Whether you are searching for a curriculum program for a mid-week group, weekly Sunday school, adult study, or small group ministry, you will need to consider several factors.
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October 1, 2018
Thank you for your generous and compassionate support of The United Church of Canada’s Extreme Hunger Appeal

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File In Story and Song: Intergenerational Christmas Service
Includes Christmastime stories from different parts of the world, and pairs each with a carol or anthem.

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PDF icon Living with Respect for Children
This worship service on "Living in Right Relationship" invites all ages to live in respectful relationship with all people and nature...

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File Living with Respect in Creation: A Story in the Style of Godly Play
A story for children to use during Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
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November 20, 2017
We believe that child poverty in our country can and must be eliminated, and that a national strategy is necessary.

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PDF icon Religion in Life, Stages 1-5
This resource will assist faith community leaders in preparing youth to receive the Religion in Life Award in Scouts and Guides.
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April 3, 2018

Rendez-vous is a place where leaders can be inspired and, in turn, inspire youth and young adults in their communities!

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PDF icon The Young and Old, Neighbour and Newcomer
Involve all generations in celebrating Pentecost by making banners.

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File Twelfth Night Ideas
Ideas for celebrating Twelfth Night of Christmas as a congregation or family.
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April 3, 2018

What important message could a colourful cloth doll give? A powerful one! Just ask the members of the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly, who each recently received a handmade doll from the PEI UCW Presbyterial Child Poverty Committee with a message reminding them that all PEI children deserve to have their basic needs met.

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PDF icon We Are Church—We Are Camp!
A Camping Sunday service that invites camps and congregations to partner around this invaluable ministry.
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August 28, 2018

In July 2015, 13 youth pilgrims and two young adult leaders made a cross-country pilgrimage to the 42nd General Council in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Katelyn Cody from London Conference shares her reflection on day one.

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File We Hold These Children
This service for Children’s Sunday focuses on respect for the rights of each child around the world. ...