Faith Formation for All Ages

Life-Long Learning

Fall 2017, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Faith is “formed” across our life span and life circumstances, in home, school, church, social-media, and neighbourhoods – both local and global. We form faith in our connections with people who are similar to and also different from us. We form faith as we connect with God, through the Scriptures, through the gathered community of believers and by the Holy Spirit at work within us. The hour before our Sunday worship has opportunities for faith formation for all ages.  Please join us as we continue to be formed.

Messy Church  – 0-100 year olds, gather in the East Hall.
This is a multi-sensory, inter-generational, experiential-based approach to spirituality, worship and the Bible.  We move beyond the segmentation of age cohorts and embrace the opportunity for the young to establish deep connections with a variety of adults within the congregation, and for adults of all ages to embrace the role of engaging and nurturing our young people. This class is open to all to attend: come and join us in learning and living our faith out together! Check in with Erin Gonzalia or Anna Janecek for more info.

¡Ven y únete a nosotros en el aprendizaje y vivencia de nuestra fe juntos! Este año seguiremos con la así llamada “Messy Church” — clase de formación de fe para todos basado en una experiencia multi-sensorial e intergeneracional de espiritualidad, alabanza y escritura. “Messy Church” incluirá los niños y sus padres (aun que ellos tambien tendrán la opción de asistir a las clases de adultos), pero está abierta y diseñada para todos. Esperamos que esta sea una oportunidad para ir más allá de la segmentación de grupos en edades, con el proposito de que los jóvenes establezcan conexiones profundas con una variedad de adultos dentro de la congregación, y, al la vez, para que los adultos adopten el papel de involucrar y cultivar la fe en nuestros jóvenes. Nos reuniremos en el Salón del Este los domingos a las 9:30 AM, antes del culto. Las clases de adultos y jóvenes seguirán funcionando como de costumbre.

 Youth Classgrades 7– 12+,  meet in the youth room. Teacher:  Scott Albrecht, starts out the semester, with others including Rog Kehl, Sue Martin & Brian Rempel taking the helm along the way.    

Adult Faith Formation gatherings
*Relearning Community — a deeper look at discipling others and being discipled across our life times.
Sept 17*       Being a disciple                       Leader: Arli Klassen
Sept 24*       A never ending learning circle         Leader: Arli Klassen
Oct 1          What does it mean to be multicultural anyway? Leader: Rebecca Yoder Neufeld
Oct 8*         Invitation & Challenge             Leader: Rebecca Yoder Neufeld
Oct 15*        It takes a community …                Leader: Nancy Brubaker
Oct 22         A great day of singing                 Leader: Ingrid Loepp Thiessen
Oct 29         An inside look at Mennonite Church Canada in transition Leader: Tom Yoder Neufeld

Under development
November Sundays     Anabaptist focus
December Sundays      Advent refreshments and special feature
December 31                No Faith Formation classes

Nursery
The sanctuary balcony is a large nursery for the little ones, and is a comfortable, enclosed, and sound-proof space, from which parents and caregivers can see, hear and participate in our worship services. Nursery staff is provided during our September-May worship services.
Contact the church office if you would like to be connected to the people responsible for nursery care.

Church Library
A wide variety of books and periodicals are available for people of all ages with selection for preschoolers, children, teens and adults. Many titles are available in Spanish. The library is always open on Sundays mornings.
Contact the church office if you would like to connect with our church librarian.

 

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