At St. Martin's United Church we believe our children are a vital and precious part of our church community.
Because of our strong commitment to children, we do our best to provide a safe, fun and engaging environment so that we might all grow together in faith.
Bible Adventures (or Sunday School - though we think adventures sounds so much more fun than school) is our Sunday morning program.
Children are always welcome in worship and during the months of September through June we provide a special time just for them to learn and explore their faith. We all begin in worship together and then after about 20 minutes all the children are invited to the lower hall for some special time of learning and fun.
During the 9:30 worship we provide a one room school room type environment for children. During the 11:00 worship we are able to accommodate age specific learning.
Once we leave the worship space we gather in the lower hall for announcements and large group learning. Then at 11:00 we move into grade specific classes for age appropriate learning experiences.
Currently we use the United Church of Canada supported curriculum Seasons of the Spirit. The curriculum provides loads of great learning opportunities. The curriculum uses creative story telling, activities/crafts/games to support the learning of Bible stories and helps us develop ideas about how we can put our Christian faith into action.
St. Martins is blessed with great teachers who love kids. As a result your child will be able to develop a positive relationship with another grown up in the community and together they will grow in faith. Our teachers are also required to provide a Criminal Records check so that we might further ensure the good care of your children.
St. Martin's United Church nursery is cared for by a person receiving an honorarium and who is available to provide care every Sunday during the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services. Toys are cleaned monthly.
We hope by providing a consistent person who can build a relationship with your toddler that your little one will look forward to time in our Nursery.
On occasion our Nursery is very busy and during those times you might be invited to stay and lend a hand. We hope that lending a hand will be a shared responsibly among all parents. The worship service is broadcast in the Nursery through a speaker system.
Parents with small infants who need to step out of the worship space are always welcome to relax in the lounge where we have several very comfortable chairs for feeding and of course there is a change table in our upstairs bathroom.