Family Ministry at NUC
Welcome to Family, Children and Youth Ministries at Norval! During this time of social distancing we are doing what we can to stay connected. We hope that you find resources and opportunities here to connect, explore and grow in faith with us!
Interactive Advent Calendar for Families! Available here.
Christmas Eve! We are preparing for Christmas Eve!! A children’s Christmas celebration will be available online for families to enjoy together on Christmas Eve. We are currently looking for people of all ages to help with creating this special celebration – email Jen if you, or your young person, would like to take part!
Faith@Home: A weekly e-newsletter with resources for the whole family is available by request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our subscription list.
Youth Check-In: Every other Thursday you can connect live on Zoom with Jen and other youth in Grade 8+. Email Jen for the next time and link.
Children’s Craft Corner: The second Monday of each month, join Jen and Jan live on Zoom to connect and be creative together. Craft supplies are made available for pick up the week before. Email Jen for a link to this fun time together.
Facebook Groups: Join our NUC Kids Church or our Online Youth Group Facebook groups for access to resources, ideas, and an opportunity to share how you are spending this time with others!
Kids Church Resource Page: We have set up a password protected page for access to family resources, downloads and our photo gallery. If you would like access to this material, please email Jen for the key.
We are currently continuing to provide Kids Church online through our Faith@Home newsletter and weekly videos on Facebook or YouTube. When we return to in person we look forward to reigniting an engaging and varied onsite children’s ministry program. After our Children’s Conversation in our regular worship space, children may leave the main worship space to have their own special worship time. They share a story and song together as a large group before choosing an activity to engage in based on their interests.
When we return to in person worship, nursery care is available every Sunday morning during our regular worship time by paid carers.
Does your young person like to sing? This young group of enthusiasts meets Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. No special skills required, just a desire to make music together.
Much of our regular Youth Programming is currently on hold as we navigate our way through social distancing. Jen is available every other Thursday evening through a Zoom Youth Check-in. Special virtual events are also on offer to connect and have fun together. Email Jen to find out what is coming up next!
Friday Youth Night (Grade 8+)
Currently on hold. The 2nd Friday of each month from September to June, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for conversation, games, community building and service.
Jr Youth Night (Grade 3-7)
Currently on hold. The 3rd Friday of each month from September to June, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for conversation, fun and games.
Summer Camp Leadership Program
Every summer youth from Grade 7 and up are invited to join our leadership training through our summer camps program. This is a great opportunity for youth to develop skills, discover passions, and serve their community. Find more information here (link)
Providing space to be family together is important to us. Family to us includes parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends! When we connect together across generations we strengthen the support systems around our children and youth.
Stone Soup Sundays
Currently on hold. These special lunches invite us to bring what we have to share with one another. We gather after worship throughout the year to share a meal, run some themed activities, and build community together. Next Stone Soup Sunday is TBD.
Currently on hold. A fun night out with the family – join us for a movie night, or a games night. Meet new people and spend quality time with the young people in our lives. Next Family Night is TBD.
Our Summer Camps are a vibrant way that we connect with children throughout our community! Check out our NUC Summer Day Camps for information about our upcoming season and how you can be a part!