Sunday School & Youth Activities

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Check out Sunday School

Sunday School takes place at St. James Anglican (3774 Carp Road) and includes a variety of learning formats. There is also a Once-A-Month Sunday school program at Christ Church (3008 Carp Road) on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

For the 2016/2017 School Year our Curriculum is based out of Illustrated Childrens Ministry. You can take a look at the various facets of this ministry at their website. In the fall we will be using their Lectionary teachings and Children’s Bulletins and in January 2017 we will launch the Illustrated Earth program and we will focus on Earth and Creation throughout January through to May. The stories and teaching focuses on Water (January), Animals (February) and Plants and Animals (April/May). During Lent our church communities will all be worshipping together for the five weeks of Lent to participate in Church 101. Church 101 will include all generations in the church services where we will explore the aspects of our tradition and the meanings of the various key elements of our church worship and ministry. During Lent children will have in-church activities but most of the time all participants of the church services (from 4 years to 80 years old!) will be learning together.

Our Sunday School program focuses on encouraging children to consider how they can live a life that is guided by the principles that Jesus teaches: compassion, justice, support for those less fortunate, love, inclusion, acceptance of diversity, valuing of self, and much more!    Children are invited to discuss and participate in various fun activities that communicate and encourage these messages in day to day life.

During the Pre-Christmas season the teaching focus is on serving others and supporting local and global children who are in need. This focus enables young parishioners to consider the  ways that they are blessed and how they can bless others.

At least once every six weeks (at St. James) the community worships together and children, who are always welcome to stay in the service if they are more comfortable, participate fully in the service.

Children are invited to participate in Sunday School as often as they wish. Given the busy family schedules of our society there is no pressure or expectation to attend each Sunday (but of course you are more then welcome to come every Sunday if you wish!). Come when you can!

Email huntleyoffice@bellnet.ca for more info on our Sunday programs.

Youth at the Parish of Huntley!

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Above is a photo of the Huntley Youth at their CLAY Servant Event. Our 10 youth and Leader in Training helped create a new garden at a local seniors home.

2016 Was a CLAY Year for our Youth!

The youth of Huntley participated in the  Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering (CLAY) in PEI this passed August (2016). This gathering brought together 900 youth and leaders from across the country for four days of worship, service, and fun!

We had 10 youth attending the conference along with 34 others from the Diocese of Ottawa.

Many of our youth activities last spring and summer included planning and raising funds for the trip.

In addition youth throughout the parish continue to play roles in the liturgy and family activities throughout the year.

If you are a youth and you want to check out the Parish of Huntley please do! A common youth activity is Alice’s Coffee with Pastor Monique. If you’d like to have a one on one with her at the coffee shop (one of her favourite places) just send her an email at huntleypriest@bellnet.ca.

Our Youth attend a variety of Diocesan Wide activities throughout the year and our next trip will by the May Long Weekend in 2017 when our youth will attend the Diocesan Youth Conference at Christie Lake Camp!