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 Rhonda Schofield, 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.
Godly Play, Sunday Worship
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 6 are invited to join us on Sunday morning following the children’s story (they begin the morning worshipping with the larger community). Children gather in the storytelling circle to enter our sacred story—stories from the Bible and from the Christian faith tradition. Following the story, children reflect on the stories through art and playing with story elements.
Church Crèche (Nursery), Sunday Worship
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.
Children in Worship
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 Sundays on the chancel steps. For those that would prefer to stay in the service rather than attend the Crèche or Godly Play, there is a small table at the back of the sanctuary with colouring pages and materials.
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 grades 5-12 also meet together the first Sunday of the month for a time of learning, action, and community building. Our primary focus in youth group is ‘ecotheology’ – we ask big questions like how we can better care for God’s gift of creation and the environment in our own lives and as a wider church community.
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.