Sunday Morning Kids & Youth
Worship activity bags are available for children for use during morning worship. These bags are hanging in the narthex (front lobby) of the church. These bags contain crayons, a children’s bulletin, activity books, a book, and a few toys. At the end of the service, please leave the bag at the end of your pew.
Sunday Morning Program for Kids (ages 3 and up)
Kids are welcome to sit with their families for the first 15 minutes of worship. After a conversation time just for them, children then head out for Bible stories, crafts, and games. During the year, our Sunday School attendance ranges from 10 to 20 children. We use the Sparkhouse curriculum.
Our kids know that they too are called to make a difference in the world. Our Sunday School program takes on projects throughout the year, including a pancake breakfast the proceeds from which support Sleeping Children Around the World.
Sunday Mornings for Youth (grades 7 to 12)
On Sunday mornings, youth sit in worship for the first 15 minutes and then meet in our teen room and discuss issues that matter to them. Check out “Youth at Port Perry” for more information around our programs for Youth.
Sunday Mornings for Babies
Babies are welcome to stay in worship. We think babies’ coos and chatter are one of creation’s best blessed sounds! You are also very welcome to make use of our safe and inviting nursery. Our nursery is staffed with caring and experienced folk. The nursery is located on the same level as the sanctuary, in the back hall of the Christian Education wing. Infant Baptism is celebrated three times a year.
Kids leading Worship
Kids and Youth at Port Perry United Church are welcomed leaders during worship. They light the Christ Candle, read scripture, participate in dramatic presentations and lead the congregation in the worship service. It is a wonderful opportunity for kids to build their confidence in public speaking and presentations. Most importantly, we all benefit from their spirituality, fresh insights and leadership.
Music for Kids and Youth on Sundays
Music plays an important part of our faith life at Port Perry United Church. A junior choir and a girls’ choir (grade 7 and up) participate regularly in worship. Rehearsals take place after Sunday morning worship. Julie Renwick and Leanne Kerr direct the junior choir; our organist Joan Bretney directs the girls choir. For more information, please contact the church office. Port Perry United Church also has a multi-generational church band that comes together to practice for two worship events a year. Teens grade 8 and up and adults are welcome to participate.