Ministries for all ages
Children are precious and a heartedly welcomed part of the church family. We encourage families to bring their babies and children to our worship service. The occassional cooing, chattering and even a little fussiness during our worship service reminds us of their presence, which brings joy to the family. We have a nursery for infants through 3 year olds. About half-way through the worship service, the children (ages 4-8) are invited up front for a special Children’s Message and then dismissed to Children’s Church where they have activities geared for their age.
We have Sunday School for children September through May from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The children learn Bible stories and lessons that provide a foundation for living out our faith in today’s world.
The biggest highlight for Children is the Vacation Bible School! Usually offered late June or early July, it draws in children from many communities around the Oakville area. Each year features a new theme. A variety of activities are offered throughout the week, including woodworking, games, skits, Bible lessons and much more.
Our Youth Group meets on every other Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It includes both high school and middle school. Our Youth Leaders, Caleb & Elle Carlson and Hayden Tedrow lead them in fun and crazy games and have lessons and discussions of what it means to be a Christian in a diverse and challenging world. They are intentional about creating a safe place where the youth can be themselves and be accepted, and where they can ask any question they have about life and faith. Occasionally they will have retreats and work projects giving them more opportunities to grow and share.
There is also a Sunday school class for the high school and middle school sudents September through May from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The youth are strongly encouraged to join the church family in our Sunday morning worship services. They are also invited to help in the worship service as ushers, worship leaders, and sound techs. Every Easter Sunday, the youth lead the Sunrise service.
Adults of all ages are invited to particpate in our worship services and Fellowship events.
There is an Adult Sunday school class September through May from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The leaders and courses rotate throughout the school year, but each are designed to understand God’s Word better and apply it to our lives.
There are also Home Groups that meet for 6-8 week studies, usually in the Fall and in the winter/spring. These are excellent opportunites to grow in your faith and get to know others and experience community in a deep way. Periodically there is a Women’s Bible Study that meets for 6-8 weeks.
Check the announcement page and the calendar to find out what groups are meeting when, and contact the church for more information.