On Sunday Mornings and through the week at Calvary there are opportunities for children to build community and deepen their relationship with God, Jesus and Holy Spirit.
Calvary’s nursery accommodates children from newborn through pre-school, and also provides a venue for families with young children to make connections with one another. We have lots of space, toys for all ages, cookies at snack time, and a quiet room for nursing moms or little ones who need a nap. Children are welcome to come to the nursery immediately upon arrival at Calvary, or to join us after participating with their families in the beginning of our Worship service. Our rotating team of adult volunteers are always ready to welcome our little ones to the nursery; parents are also welcome, but not obliged, to stay with their children if they wish. We are blessed to have many young children at Calvary, and look forward to welcoming new little friends to our nursery!
Lighthouse: Pre-school to Grade 5
Your children will find a friendly and inviting place in our Lighthouse Kids ministry to explore who God is, how important they are to their Father and what it looks like to have a relationship with Him. After worshipping with the Calvary family in the sanctuary, the Lighthouse crew heads to the Lighthouse wing where they then divide into smaller age groups. Lighthouse uses games, music, stories, drama, cooking, crafts, video, science, soaking (prayer) and object lessons to turn teaching about God into an opportunity to have our kids enter into and deepen a living relationship with their Abba Father! If it is your child’s first time in Lighthouse, please accompany them to assist with sign in and then come and sign them out at the end of the service. We look forward to welcoming your children to our Lighthouse Ministry!
Lighthouse: Grade 6-8 (JR Youth)
Our JR Youth hang out in our comfy library on Sunday mornings after some worship time with our whole Calvary family in the sanctuary. As our kids get older, equipping them to step into who God calls them to be is essential in helping them grow and deepen their relationship with a Father who loves them. The first week of the month is “Check In” where youth explore the Lighthouse theme of the month. The second week youth focus on leadership training and learn how to grow deeper in their Christian faith. In the third week youth put their learning and gifts into action through a “Placement”. Placements are opportunities to serve and lead within our church community including helping with Lighthouse Kids ministry, serving coffee, helping in the library and special projects. The last Sunday of the month our whole Lighthouse Crew gets together for a time of community and sharing. JR Youth is an exciting time of community and growth! Please connect with the JR youth leader on Sunday morning if your child is unsure of the schedule for the day.
PD Break Away Days!
Periodically through the year a “Break Away Day” will be offered. These days are free and run on PD Days from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Children grades 1-8 are welcome to come and be a part of a jammed packed day filled with games, worship, crafts, food, outdoor fun and cool community time. Please check the calendar for the next scheduled Break Away Day and register your child prior to the event.
Beyond Our Doors (B.O.D.)
Beyond Our Doors are local outreach opportunities for all ages. Typically opportunities are arranged monthly and anyone from a child to a senior are welcome. Opportunities have included packing kits at Mennonite Central Committee, working in Hacienda Garden, making products to sell through The Working Centre and serving breakfast to school aged kids and their families. Check the calendar of events for the next BOD opportunity!