Children and Youth Ministry

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Child and Youth Ministry Update
Our Ministry includes: Sunday School, Youth Group and various other Youth activities.

We hold Sunday School three Sunday’s each month. We continue to average approximately 2-4 children each Sunday, with as high as 6-7 on some Sundays. For the past year we have had a dedicated group of volunteers: Jeff W., Jean G., Jessica B. and myself. We take six-week blocks in groups of two adults each Sunday so that we meet Safe Church guidelines. We continue to struggle to find enough volunteers to prepare lessons, activities etc for the children. Beginning in late 2017 Reverend Val began having a Children’s Focus at the 10am Sunday Service. As well, in 2018 the children will stay in Church one Sunday a month so that they can be a part of our wonderful services.
Volunteering with CYM can be done in a variety of ways and does not necessarily mean you need to “teach” Sunday School. Curriculum is provided and soon will follow the lectern schedule so that what the children are discussing will be the same readings etc we hear in church during service.

We desperately need volunteers to:
- Supervise Sunday School and deliver lesson and activities
- Prepare activity packages to be left in the church for when the children remain for service
- Collate activity pages weekly in the office to be inserted in the activity booklet
- Be the second adult in the Sunday School class
- Pick up supplies (paid for by St Annes)
- Help with occasional activities/gatherings outside of Sunday at 10am.
If you would be interested in volunteering with this vital Ministry or any any questions please Rev’d Val or Shelley L.

Youth Server’s Guild at St. Anne’s
We would love to welcome you!
Youth are invited and encouraged to join the Servers' Guild here at St. Anne's.
Our servers are wonderful – they help us worship well assisting the clergy in the leadership of the service at our 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services every Sunday, and on special occasions during the church year. Servers sit near the altar, presenting the holy bread, water and wine, they prepare and clear altars, carry the cross, light the candles, lead the procession, receive the offertory – we love our servers and thank them for their ministry!

Requirement:  
Youth at least 11 years old who have their First Holy Communion and been trained and apprentice for one to two months with the rector and head server,

Sites for today's plugged in culture:

  • Consider your faith and commitment to God with My Hope videos. Personal stories aobut the impact of faith from well-known and everyday people.
  • Kids Rock - find out what Archbishop Fred Hiltz means at Fredsays.ca
  • Generation + is the voice of Canadian Anglican Youth Ministry with blog posts, newsletters, etc.
  • Biblekids.ca has lots of great resources for younger children, from art to stories
  • Bible Gateway is a great resource for anyone who wants to know anything about the Bible. It includes many english translations and many texts from other languages as well.
  • The Cross Movement is a Christian Rap group that is souled out about the good news of Jesus. Check out their version of the Gospel, in terms you can understand.
  • Passageway.org links to online resources to answer faith question for today's culture. Ask a question or chat online if you need to talk.
  • Busted Halo is a site created by the Paulist Youth Ministries in New York that contains lots of current affairs commentary. Consider the Trivia Inferno game.
  • Huron Church Camp has lots of activities for youth of all ages. Visit their site to see camp details and how you can contribute by volunteering or providing supplies or assistance.
  • A new generation site for young Anglicans to share views about youth initiatives.   Discuss current events or read the Primate's weekly blog. New and improved site is easier to navigate, REALLY easy to make comments on, is full of ready-to-use resources or access to resources to download, print, hear, etc.
  • Trailblazing - a course of study for youth ministers and those working part-time with youth groups. Created through the National Youth Initiatives Team and Huron University College's faculty of theology.
  • Wondering about Jesus? Try these sites out for some answers - MyPeaceWithGod.ca and SearchForJesus.ca.

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