Our children’s ministry is seeking to raise $4,710.00 to
acquire additional Godly Play story props. These props,
sometimes called Montessori manipulatives, are handcrafted
from solid wood and other natural materials. Each Godly Play
story requires a specific set of props. Each weekly session
of Godly Play will feature at least one story. We are
grateful for the donations that have already been received
in support this ministry. If you wish to make a donation to
the Godly Play appeal, please place your donation in an
envelope marked “Godly Play” along with your name and
envelope number (if applicable).
WITH CHILDREN: There
is a nursery corner for toddlers available downstairs in the Church Hall
during our worship service. The nursery corner features a rocking chair,
toy box, and children's furniture. A washroom with a change table is
available in the Church Hall. The Conference Room is also available if a
private nursing area is required. The Conference Room can be accessed
through the side doors at the front of the sanctuary. There is a
washroom located within the Conference Room. Our children's program,
Godly Play, is available most Sundays and is primarily designed for
children ages 4 - 11. The Godly Play room is adjacent to the Church Hall
and is supervised by two adults, the storyteller and the door person.
During our Sunday morning children’s ministry, Godly Play, we often
share a small meal, “the feast”, consisting of fruit juice, water,
cookies, and/or fruit. Please notify our Godly Play leaders if your
child has any food allergies or special requirements.
PEOPLE: “Feast people” are those
individuals who provide food and beverage
for “the feast” – a special common meal that is part of most Godly Play
sessions. We are asking parents to donate small juice boxes and cookies,
with gluten free option, for each week of Godly Play. We require a
variety of apple, orange, and other assorted flavours each week. Feast
people must arrive by 10:00am on the Sunday of their donation and assist
the Godly Play door person in preparing the feast baskets.
Are you interested in volunteering? We welcome new volunteers who are
willing to read a story/lead an activity with a small group of children.
The commitment is only three consecutive Sundays, 10:30-11:30am – and
leaders may sign-up for as many 3-Sunday blocks as they wish. An
individual one-hour training session is provided to all new volunteers,
and the readings and activities are outlined in an easy-to-follow,
step-by-step guide. Volunteers are also given access to a website where
they can watch videos to help them prepare their activities. Topsail
United offers a unique Sunday School program where children experience
workshops in Art, Music, Games, Science, Cooking, and Video – with each
workshop exploring a particular theme of the Bible story. We also offer
Godly Play where children experience the dramatic re-enactment of a
Bible story through figurines and props.