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Childcare is provided for children up to age 3 during all worship services. The goal of the nursery ministry is to provide safe, secure, nurturing, clean and efficient care for all children, whether they are a one-time guest, visitor, or regular attender. Children are registered through our touchpoint sign in system and includes basic contact information as well as allergies and special instructions. The nursery is “staffed” by a large group of volunteers consisting of parents, grandparents, church members and teens. All adult volunteers are screened and trained according to our “Safe Church” policy.“Let your roots grow down into Jesus Christ, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” ~ Col 2:7 (NLT).
Faithwalk is designed for ages 3 to Grade 3. It is led by a team of volunteers, teachers and helpers who are passionate about helping children grow in faith, hope and love. The age-appropriate classes meet downstairs every Sunday morning following the children’s message. The lessons include music, Bible stories, activities, crafts and so much more! Four times a year we gather with ages 3-Grade 6 for FAITHWALK FESTIVALS. These festivals mix up the age groups, and highlight significant events in the life of the Church. Children ages 3-Grade 1 must be picked up by their guardian at their classrooms at the end of each lesson.
Compel! is designed for Grade 4-6. It meets most Sundays following the children’s message to “DIVE” into learning, growing and helping each other understand our place in God’s Big Story using the Heidelberg Catechism.
It is our prayer that all children will come to know that they have a special place and purpose in God’s great story, and that God loves them very much. Come and join us, we always enjoy welcoming new friends!
WECRC KIDS CLUBS
Cadets is a club for boys grades 2-6. It meets the first three Thursdays of the month (October-April) from 7:00-8:30pm in the church building. Regular meetings include lessons, special projects and activities, sports and merit badge work. Cadets is made up of boys from the neighbourhood, surrounding community, friends, and congregation. All are welcome! WECRC Cadets is led by a large group of volunteers from WECRC. All adult volunteers are screened and trained according to our “Safe Church” policy.
Luke 2:52 states that “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” The goal of the Cadets based upon that verse, is to help boys to grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social).
*The Cadets (Calvinist Cadet Corps) is an independent (non-denominational) youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with ministry programs that will enable them to effectively share Christ’s love with boys from their church and community. Founded in 1952, the Corps has more than 600 clubs throughout North America, a brother organization in Australia and New Zealand, and since 2006 has been working in Kenya and Uganda. The organization uses the title “Calvinist” to honor the Protestant reformer, John Calvin, who devoted his life to the religious education of God’s children.
GEMS is a club for girls grades 2-6. It meets the first and third Thursdays of the month (October-April) from 7:00-8:30pm in the church building. Regular meetings include badge work, crafts, games, snacks and other activities. GEMS consists of girls from the neighbourhood, surrounding community, friends, and congregation. All are welcome! WECRC GEMS is led by a group of volunteers from WECRC. All adult volunteers are screened and trained according to our “Safe Church” policy.
“And what does the Lord require of you? To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.” ~ Micah 6:8
* At GEMS, girls (click on the blue link to see more) are welcomed into a vibrant community of mentors and peers who genuinely care about them. GEMS offers girls the perfect place to learn and grow as they discover who God created them to be. Along with this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well–between girls and between girls and their counselor/leader. The ministry of GEMS has been serving churches since about 1955. More than 20,000 girls are members of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, with some 5000 women serving as their counselors and mentors.