Nurture Your Family

Nurture Your Family

In response to COVID-19, FBCH is helping you stay connected to God and to community both online and in-person.

Families of all shapes, sizes and ages can find a place at FBCH to grow, learn, and be in community together. For more information, contact Jenny Eisener, our Minister of Faith Development.

I like going to FBCH because of the community of people there that make me feel welcome and because my family attended. I like the Bible Stories.

Hayden

Godly Play, Sunday Worship

See link in box above for a link to Godly Play online as we take health precautions related to COVID-19.

In 2018, the congregation made a significant investment in our children and youth by bringing Godly Play to FBCH. Godly Play is a Montessori-style method of faith formation that invites self-discovery. Godly Play celebrates the spiritual lives of all of God’s children through living into the stories of faith. For more information on Godly Play, visit: godlyplay.ca

Children and youth from primary to grade 12 are invited to join us on Sunday morning following the children’s story (they begin the morning worshipping with the larger community). All ages gather in the storytelling circle to enter our sacred story—stories from the Bible and from the Christian faith tradition. Following the story, youth (grades 6 and up) will respond together in the youth room while children continue in the Godly Play children’s sanctuary to reflect on the stories through art and playing with story elements.

To Register for Godly Play, Creche and Youth, please fill out the form here and return it to the office or our Minister of Faith Development, Jenny Eisener.  Registration form

Church Crèche (Nursery), Sunday Worship

See link in box above for a link to a weekly story from the Spark Story Bible designed for our creche-aged children and families. The Creche is open on Sundays in a limited capacity due to health precautions related to COVID-19. Parents may accompany children to the Creche where a live stream of the service is provided

FBCH has a lovely room on the second floor that is filled with age appropriate toys for children ages 0-5. The worship service is live-streamed into the Crèche, allowing families a place to worship while children play.

I come to Parent and Tot because I love the sense of community it has. The children get to play with friends they may not see other times of the week while the parents get to have fellowship and time together as adults. It’s nice to have a coffee and chat with someone who knows what you are going through as a parent and share dilemmas and successes with them. 

Amanda Zadeh

Children in Worship

While children are not able to come forward for the children’s story during in-person worship, we continue to include a children’s time in our worship services (you can worship with us online or in-person). 

Our Sunday morning worship services includes opportunities for children to serve by lighting of the Christ candle, reading scripture lessons, and ushering. There is also a children’s story most Sundays on the chancel steps. For those that would prefer to stay in the service rather than attend the Crèche or Godly Play, worship activity bags are available at the back of the church.

Youth Group

Our Youth Group continues to gather both in-person and online, even though activities are limited by health precautions. Email Jenny for the latest youth group news. 

Our hope is that youth become involved in the practices of our faith community, from worship to social justice. In addition to joining with the congregation, youth from grade 6-12 also meet together for Bible studies, service projects, and social events at the church and in our community. This social justice loving group is always looking for ways to make a difference. The group has purchased Christmas gifts for families in need, cooked and served dinner for the ARK Sunday Supper, sorted food at a local food bank, and enjoyed activities like playing a round of mini golf, rock climbing, and laser tag. Youth Bible studies in host family homes are a favourite throughout the year—we start with dinner together and then study a book of the Bible over a three-week period.

I really love the Youth Bible Study. There's nothing better than sharing a meal with friends and then learning about God's love together. Rev. Jenny is amazing, honestly.  She is able to deliver God's word in a way that makes us curious, and full of wonder.

Diana, Member of Youth Group