Sunday Morning Children’s Program (Sunday School)
The Carlisle United Church Sunday morning Children’s Program welcomes youth 4 years and older to join us in exploring faith.
Each Sunday morning we gather for a children’s story during service, On the second Sunday of each month and on other Sundays in the church calendar, the children then proceed to the Gathering Room on the main level of the church to share in our children’s programming. Caregivers are not required to accompany children, but are always welcome.
The program is facilitated by enthusiastic members of the congregation—teens to retirees, individuals or pairs—who are each responsible for one month of Sundays to explore a favourite bible story or theme. Lessons incorporate a variety of interactive activities including prayer, chats, stories, crafts, games, music, science, cooking, and occasionally even time outdoors in our wonderful “backyard”. On all other Sundays, a craft activity is provided for children at the front of the sanctuary during the worship service.
The group is generally small, ranging from 1 to 15 children. But no matter the numbers, the children and their enthusiasm to share life’s joys, eagerness to learn, willingness to support each other and commitment to grow in faith are inspirational.
See the Events Calendar for Sundays on which the children's program is offered.
Community Groups using our Church
Our church provides a welcoming home for many local groups, including the Ontario Early Years Centre, Scouts Canada and the Girl Guides of Canada.
To learn more about our community partners, see our Community Groups webpage [http://www.carlisleuc.ca.45.snapshotweb.org/Churchinaction/CommunityGroups.aspx].
Scouts Canada, 1st Carlisle
Scouts Canada is the country's leading youth organization. For more than 100 years, it has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth.
The 1st Carlisle group has been active in the Carlisle community since 1953, with Carlisle United Church as its sponsor.
Since 2002, Carlisle Scouts has been meeting at the Church for all programs from Beavers (ages 5-7) to Venturers (ages 14-18).
All programs are open to boys and girls who live in the greater Carlisle area.
Girl Guides of Canada
Guiding is the largest movement of girls and women in the world. It is a chance for girls to try new things and be adventurous with girls their own age.
Scouting and the Religion in Life Program
The United Church of Canada cooperates with Scouts Canada and the Girl Guides of Canada in the support of the Religion in Life Program.
Membership in the Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada is open to all girls and boys who wish to make the promise, regardless of race, colour or creed. The purpose of the Guide/Scout program is to assist girls and boys in character development by encouraging them to be responsible citizens of their country. An important part of the program is to assist in the spiritual growth of each girl or boy in their own religious community. Girl Guides of Canada and Scouts Canada uphold the principle that specific religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and religious authorities
The purpose of the Religion in Life Program is to provide Scouts or Guides with an opportunity to explore their faith, to make it a basic part of their personal life, and to share it with others.
For more information on the Religion in Life Program in conjunction with the United Church of Canada see http://www2.scouts.ca/media/documents/ReligLifebrochureUnited.pdf
For information about the Religion in Life Program in conjunction with other faiths see http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/scouters/ProgramResources/ReligioninLife/tabid/755/Default.aspx