We are committed to providing a loving, happy environment that helps our children learn about the Christian faith by actively engaging them and their families in every aspect of the church community.
During July and August, we focused on the fruit of the Spirit. to echo the birth of the Christian Church and continue the message of Christian growth. Kids reflected on the fruit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) over the weeks and contributed their weekly craftwork to create a masterpiece.
From September through November 2022, the children’s church program will follow one of the lectionary readings that St. Martin’s uses and work on what matters to the growth of Christian life. The weekly themes are:
September 11 The lost sheep and lost coin (Luke 15: 1-10)
September 18 Two Masters (Luke 16: 1-13)
September 25 The Parable of the Rich man (Luke 16: 19-31)
October 2 A seed of faith (Luke 17: 5-10)
October 9 Ten men healed (Luke 17: 11-19)
October 16 Jacob Wrestles (Genesis 32: 22-31)
October 23 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18: 9-14)
October 30 Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10)
November 6 The Sadduccees’ Question (Luke 20: 27-38)
November 13 God’s love is forever (Luke 21: 5-19)
November 20 The day Jesus died (Luke 23: 33-43)
November 27 God will bring Peace (Isaiah 2: 1-5)
Getting Ready for Christmas
Although it’s early, we need to start planning for our Christmas pageant. Unless there are new outbreaks of COVID, this year will be our first in-person pageant in three years! Here are some photos of pre-COVID pageant.
Youth Group – Martin’s Basement
St. Martin’s teenagers are active members of the service on Sunday morning carrying crosses, helping in Church School and singing in the choir. Apart from Sunday, the youth group meets on the third Sunday to tackle the hard questions, learn about the bible and generally eat a lot of snacks. Watch our Weekly Calendar for meeting details.