Yorkminster Park Baptist Church (YPBC) will partner with families to nurture children and youth in life-long discipleship to Jesus Christ
We believe that Children...
• are capable of knowing Jesus Christ personally
• will grow spiritually when discipled by family and church
• are important members of the church community
• have gifts to offer the church
• blossom spiritually when home and church work together
‘Jesus wants to be my friend forever.’
is “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:18, NIV
covered this month are taken from Luke 10:38-42; Luke 18:15-16; Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:36-50.
February First Look Parent Cue
the children are learning: “Love is choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated.”
“Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that he loved us and sent his Son to give his life to pay for our sins.” 1 John 4:10, NIRV
we would like children to know is... Love others because Jesus loves you; comfort others who are hurting; give to others who are in need; love others because they matter to God.
We are happy to provide warm, loving care each Sunday morning for children 0-24(up to 30 months) while parents attend church (10:50- the end of service). The Nursery, a large cheerful room, is located on the lower level, and is equipped with everything we need to care for your child. We provide careful attention to each child to ensure their safety and comfort. We introduce toys and puzzles and books for the children to enjoy and gradually prepare them for promotion to the Preschool class.
What if a child needs their parent?
Parents are asked to pick up a numbered pager from the Centre Hall so they can be called if their child needs them.
Where does my child go on Sunday Morning?
Each Sunday there are opportunities for children to sing, worship and learn in a loving environment. Through the use of the Orange curriculum for children from Preschool to Grade 5, we teach the stories of the Bible, and encourage children to apply what they learn in their daily lives.
During the school year, children who are in Grades 1 to 5 are invited to CHORISTERS, our children's choir at 10 a.m. Weekly, all the children (except Nursery) join the congregation for opening worship at 11:00 a.m. This gives the children an opportunity to experience and be a part of the corporate worship of the church. After the children's prayer in the sanctuary, children from Preschool to Grade 5 go with their leaders to age-appropriate large group worship, ‘First Look' for preschool and Kindergarten, 252 for Grades 1 to 5. Following large group, the children go to small groups which are divided into:
b. Junior and Senior Kindergarten
c. Grades 1 and 2
d. Grades 3 and 4
e. Grade 5
To Encourage Parents
We believe parents are the spiritual leaders of their families and the church is here to partner with, resource and encourage parents. Monthly ‘Parent Cue' and newsletter give practical, creative resources.
Family/intergenerational events are planned to help families meet others in the church community and provide a venue for inviting others to enjoy the fellowship in the church.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church has a safety policy which helps ensure the protection of our children and youth. The full version is available on request.
For the protection of our children and youth, all new volunteers are required to participate in a thorough screening process. This includes an interview, a police check, as well as completing a ministry application form and providing references. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Director of Children's Ministries to begin the process.
Children's Christmas Mission Project
People Make the Difference: ‘A is for Appreciate'
The congregation of Yorkminster Park prepared and sent 40 gift bags of appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Standing Stone Elementary School and to the elders of First Oneida Baptist Church of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. Many thanks for offering this gift of encouragement and blessing to those who are making a difference to the children and famiilies of their community.