Sunday School: We are re-starting our Sunday School for Children, 6 to 10 yrs. old, next week. Corri Kaweski has been coordinating this program for many years now. Our hope is to have at least four teachers who will be teaching two consecutive Sundays. That way, it would give each teacher (and a helper as needed) six weeks before her/his next rotation. This would be a year long stewardship of your time, talent and treasure till June 2017.
A curriculum will be provided to all teachers. If you are offering your self to this program, you will be given a login access to the online curriculum.
We hope to continue growing our Sunday School program. It is one of our tools to develop our congregation.
Youth Ministry: I also call on all parents and youth members of the Anglican church worshipping in our parish. We will also be re-starting our Sunday Youth fellowship next Sunday at 10am. They will meet in the Peart room. This would be a less formal meeting for our youth members. They would hang out for about 30 to 45 minutes. They would be engaged in a conversation related to the appointed gospel of the week. Then, they would re-join the congregation for Holy Communion.
I also intend to ask our youth members to be servers and readers during our Sunday Worship. Again, we need to train/retrain them for this ministry.
Church Band: The Church band would also start practicing soon. Shelley Novak has been coordinating this ministry for St. Michael’s. We also call on members of our parish to share your talent for the music ministry. The band usually plays on the last Sunday of each month.
For more Details and information about all these activities, you can contact me at anytime. All our church programs are free of charge. We ask every member of the parish to support these activities. You are encouraged to spread the word to your friends and family. We are also open to your suggestions.
I would like to end with this quotation: “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” – Desmond Tutu.