At Summerside, we love families and want to support and encourage them as they grow together in loving, serving, and learning more about Jesus and their journey with him. Below, you will find the ministries we have here which are intended to help parents as they raise their children to embrace a life of faith:
Sunday Mornings – We have classes for infants through grade 2. While the nursery is open and staffed for infants throughout the entire service, children (preschool and up) sit with their parents for the first part of the service and then those in preschool through grade 2 are dismissed just before the sermon to their own classes. Here, they will learn about Jesus as they explore the Bible with stories, games, and crafts. Parents are to pick up their children from their classes immediately after the service. If your child is feeling restless, and needs a break, at any time during the service, please feel free to take them to the foyer to move around a bit. You can still continue to hear, and see, the service from there.
32 50 – After the service from 11:15am to noon (according to the schedule), kids in grades 3 to 5, are invited upstairs to the KUR (Kids Upper Room) for a time of Scripture learning (with an emphasis on teaching the kids how to delve into Scripture on their own using who, what, when, where, why, and how) as we follow the sermon series.
Other Events @ Summerside
Play & Grow – Preschoolers and their caregivers are here on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 11:15am to play together and meet friends. We provide the toys and snacks. The good folks from the Ontario Early Years Centre also join us and run our craft room and circle time. There is no registration required, just drop in and join us when you can. We meet during the school calendar year and take a break for the summer.
Kids Camp – For one week each summer, kids from JK to grade 5 will enjoy a morning (9am to noon) of camping fun while learning about what the Bible says about the love Jesus has for them. On the Thursday evening of camp week, parents are invited to have a camp-style hot dog dinner here with their kids and will have an opportunity to see what their child has been doing at camp all week. Our 2017 camp will run July 17 to 21. Check out the promo clip here as kids enjoy epic adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Hero Central uses epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories to help kids discover their strength in God! **PLEASE CHECK BACK EARLY IN 2018 FOR DETAILS ON CAMP REGISTRATION**
Youth Camp – Our youth camp (for kids in grades 6 to 8), was developed to help the campers in these grades learn some leadership skills while having a blast at camp. Daily outings, and an opportunity to serve at the Parents’ Night for our Kids Camp (see above), round out the week. **PLEASE CHECK BACK EARLY IN 2018 FOR CAMP DETAILS FOR NEXT SUMMER.**
Forest Cliff Camp – Here at Summerside Aug. 7 to 10, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm. Click here for details and to register.
L&DA Camp Scholarship – This scholarship is available to help families, who attend an L&DA recognized church, with the cost of camp registration fees for their children attending a Christian summer camp (overnight camps only). You can download the application here. PLEASE NOTE the deadline of March 15 to be received by the L&DA. Therefore, please return your completed form to Liz in the church office prior to March 15.
Armour Hockey – Is dedicated to teaching kids fundamental and advanced hockey skills while encouraging each player to participate in daily Bible stories and devotionals as led by their coaches. This is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 13 and runs on Saturday mornings, starting in the Fall (September or October) until around the end of March, at the Dorchester Community Centre. Registration for Armour Hockey 2017-2018 is now open. The first practice for this season begins September 30, 2017.
Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) – This is a ministry for children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are experiencing the pain of a broken relationship in their home. Next Session: Tuesday, September 19 to Tuesday, December 12 (weekly) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (alongside our Divorce Care group for adults). To register your child for this program, please first complete the information form found Under DC4K in the events calendar above (you can also view the promo video there) and then, secondly, contact Liz in the church office at mailto:email@example.com.
At Summerside, we are committed to providing a safe place for children/youth to learn about Jesus and to grow in their walk with him. As such, we require all of our volunteers in children’s/youth ministry to provide us with a current police records check and to read and uphold our Child Protection Policy. You can download a copy of this policy here. 2017 Child Protection Policy