Children, Youth and Family Ministry

COVID Updates:

Nursery: During the Covid-19 pandemic the nursery is not being offered for in-person worship.

Sunday School and Youthquest are both meeting weekly online over Zoom on Sunday mornings. For more information or the Zoom link contact Dan Leaver (dan@wesleyknox.com).

Youth Group is meeting as needed outside of the church building. For more info or when the next Youth Group event is please contact Dan Leaver (dan@wesleyknox.com)

Family Connection will be hosted through Zoom, BYOPizza. For more information contact Dan Leaver (dan@wesleyknox.com)

Nursery 

On Sundays, our Nursery is staffed from 10:15 am until the end of the Sunday service. In our nursery area, located on the second floor near our Sunday School rooms, volunteers provide loving care for infants and activities for preschool children while their parents attend the service.

Note: For those in JK-grade 12, worship begins in the sanctuary. Young people leave the sanctuary after the “Learning with God’s Children” time in our Sunday services.

Childrens Worship

After “Learning with God’s Children” in worship, the children go to the Sunday school room, located on second floor. There, worship continues for the children. The children will engage in Biblical stories through games, crafts, song, and prayer. Children’s worship is delivered by a committed and enthusiastic volunteer staff, who choose from a variety of lesson material that make use of drama, games, cooking, science, art, puppets, music, videos, spiritual practices and storytelling. The result is creative and engaging ways of exploring the stories in the Bible.

The Children’s Worship is designed to be one large group with room for break out groups based on interest and age. This allows children to connect with broader peer groups, learn from one another, and provide opportunities for leadership and mentoring.

YouthQuest 

YouthQuest is a Sunday gathering in which high school age young people explore scripture and discuss how scripture can apply to their everyday lives. This group meets in the Chapel during regular Sunday School times. All young people are welcome!

Youth Group

W-K Senior Youth: Ottawa Winterlude

High school aged youth meet on selected dates throughout the year to lose themselves in games, build friendships, and serve the community. Weekend retreats, road trips, and other special events happen throughout the year. All young people welcome!

Confirmation

Confirmation is an opportunity for young people to confirm the promises made at their baptisms and to commit for themselves to a life of Christian Faith and Church membership.  At Wesley-Knox confirmation classes are held for those in grade 8 and above, from January to May. Sessions are designed by the interest of the confirmands. Confirmands are paired with a faith partner who supports and learns with them throughout each of their journeys. Session allow those involved to ask questions, explore their faith, learn about the church and religion while deepening their relationship with God. An information session for the young people and their families is held in late fall and a Confirmation Celebration is held during Sunday worship the following late spring.

For more information on Confirmation please contact Dan Leaver (dan@wesleyknox.com)

Family Connection

Once a month children are to bring their parents to Family Connection, an afternoon of friendly, yet potentially competitive, family games, and a Pizza Dinner.

Other Programs

Intergenerational worship, faith formation and fellowship events, family camp and summer day camps, and the annual Christmas Pageant are also important parts of what we do at Wesley-Knox! Stay informed by reading the weekly newsletter and checking the church calendar regularly.