Junior Sunday School Department, Niagara United Mennonite Church

 Welcome here! We are so glad you’ve chosen to explore children’s ministry at Niagara United Mennonite Church, and we hope you will find this information to be helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 Who are we, and what do we do?

The Junior Sunday School Department offers weekly Sunday School lessons to students from age 3 to Grade 8. We are currently using the David C. Cook curriculum, which provides hands-on, interactive lessons for children of all ages. For more information on this curriculum, please visit the David. C. Cook website: http://www.davidccook.com/.

Classes are led by volunteers of varying ages and life experiences. We seek to create a positive and open atmosphere in all of our classrooms, where students feel comfortable asking questions, seeking answers, and strengthening their faith.

 We are able to provided extra support for students with special needs. Please contact our church administrative assistant for additional information.

 When and where do we meet?

Students meet from 9:30-10:00am in the Third Floor Common Area for a time of worship through music and singing. Sunday School classes run from 10:00-10:50am, also on the Third Floor.

 

 Opportunities for Service

Niagara UM is Called to be Servants of Christ in our Community. We aim to demonstrate this within our church community, our local community, and our broader global community. Opportunities for service in the past have included:

– “School Kit Factory”: creating school kits for our fellow classmates in difficult life circumstances within our global community, funded by donations from students (http://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/kits/school)

– Food Drive: collecting canned goods for those in need within our local community

– Singing for Seniors: our annual trip to local retirement communities to bless residents with some smiling faces and happy music (and be blessed in turn, with smiling faces and sometimes even some cookies!)

 

 Why do we meet?

We believe that church community plays a vital role in the lives of children and youth. Singing and Sunday School are opportunities to learn, to teach, and to grow as believers in Christ and as young and vital members of a greater church family. We believe that this time of gathering goes beyond the lessons that are taught and the songs that are sung. Gathering weekly as a body of believers provides a sense of security, of purpose, and of belonging. We hope that you feel this sense of security, of purpose, and of belonging as you enter through the doors of the Red Brick Church.