Given the ongoing pandemic, church leaders are working to develop and maintain ways to keep connected with the children, youth and families in their congregation. The Presbytery Youth Working Group is organizing a monthly series of Zoom gatherings to provide an opportunity for Youth leaders, Sunday School teachers and others who work with children, youth and families to ask questions, share ideas, and support one another.
Leaders will be able to raise and discuss any issues or ask questions on a variety of topics, such as:
- Using online platforms effectively;
- Engaging children and youth online while following Leading with Care’s guidelines for online activities
- Options for connecting with children and youth — e.g., physically-distanced in-person activities; mailings and email; virtual gatherings
- Exploring and sharing activity ideas for in-person and online gatherings
When: Sunday, November 8th, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom meeting – for link, contact Rev. Cheryl (email@example.com)
Who: Those working with children and youth in the Presbyterian Church in Canada (Presbytery of Ottawa / Presbytery of Seaway-Glengarry)
What: Discussing strategies, programs, etc. in our new “normal” – i.e., online ministry
Virtual Winterlude 2021 – Cool Hands / Warm Heart!
Church buildings may be closed, but the church isn’t. We are the church and our ministry continues – even if virtually!
Join us February 21st @ 3:00 p.m. for our annual Winterlude event. This year, it will be a virtual event and the theme is “Share Your Voice / Share Your Dream“.
One thing about the pandemic is that it is forcing us to take a fresh look at who we are, what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it. So we wondered – why not ask our youth? If you could build the church, what would it look like?
This is a chance to share your voice – share your dream of what you would like to see the church doing – What do you add? What do you drop? What do you keep?
Contact the Presbytery Ministry Animator (Rev. Cheryl) for Zoom link (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Calling Youth Leaders & Sunday School Teachers!
Our next Virtual “Coffee House” will be March 7th @ 7:15 p.m. This time, we’ll be looking at Games & Activities – sharing the virtual games we’ve found and “Zoomifying” in-person activities that have been particularly successful.
Get the Zoom link from Cheryl. Bring your drink and join us for a time of fellowship & discussion. Meet fellow leaders and teachers. Share successes and frustrations. Get new ideas. Suggest topics for future Coffee Houses.
Join us via Zoom Sunday, March 7th, 7:15-8:15 p.m.