Better known as “COOL SCHOOL”
At Cool School, we spend our time together, learning about God’s love through Bible stories and sharing these stories with one another through various activities. The media-inspired, child-pleasing classroom areas are able to engage children of any age to better understand their role in God’s amazing creation!
Each Cool School session provides opportunity to learn more about God’s love through various activities that include Bible lessons, stories, crafts, games, songs, and service participation. During a five or six week period, children learn about one specific theme taken from the Bible through these various activities. Once the rotation is complete, the children of Cool School present and share their experience with the rest of the congregation during one of the Sunday morning services.
COOL SCHOOL is offered at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services for ages 3 through Grade Six. Cool School aged children generally sit with their parents until part way through the service when they are invited to be part of a children’s time with the minister. Following this, the children will proceed downstairs to Church School. On Communion Sundays the children go directly downstairs and then join the congregation as a group for Communion. During the year, there are times when the children remain with the general congregation for the entire service and notice of this will generally be posted on the door for you to see as you come in.
BIBLE BUDDIES for those in Grade six through eight: CUC offers a unique program of group activities, with special project focus. This group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11:00 a.m.
Also, please keep in mind we will not turn down volunteers to join in the fun. We welcome all, from teenage years to seniors. There is no reason to limit fun to only the children!
Come and have a peek anytime and if you have any questions, feel free to contact, through the office, the Children’s Ministry Director.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
A continuation of our church school occurs in the summer of each year as we present Charleswood United’s Vacation Bible School. The church enjoys a highly elevated activity level as, on average, 50 children, 20 youth helpers and leaders come together for more of our church’s teachings. We sing, dance, craft, play, create, dramatize and eat our way through entire mornings as we take in the Bible Stories from curriculum. We have enjoyed an increase in youth helpers, telling us that we are on the right path! For more information on this year’s Vacation Bible School, check our calendar.
SUPER SATURDAY SUNDAY
Each year on the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent, our church presents a wonderful Advent celebration for families of our fold known as Super Saturday Sundae. Ingeniously named, Super represents the fact that it is, Saturday, the day the event happens and Sundae …we enjoy Sundaes at the end of the afternoon!
From all estimates, SSS has been organized for over 30 years. Our afternoon starts off with children of all ages being encouraged to move from table to table, creating crafts to decorate their homes and trees for Christmas. The fun shifts to a discussion of the coming church season of Advent, hearing the story and singing Christmas carols. The day ends with a yummy hot dog & veggie plate supper, complete with our namesake ice cream sundaes with all the fixings.
In many homes of our congregation, the crafts made on this day will adorn Christmas trees for many years to come. The SSS celebration truly does prepare our hearts for the upcoming joy and excitement that Christmas brings…an opportunity to tap into the messages of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love that come to us in that wee precious bundle in the manger so many long years ago.