We believe children of all ages were important to Jesus in his ministry on earth and they are also important to St. Philip’s. We welcome you to be a part!
Children all learn differently and interact with God differently. Our goal is to create authentic connections for children to experience and grow in their faith with God. We take care to ensure our program contain multiple teaching strategies and activities. Our programs are fun, interactive and meaningful.
We offer regular programs for children and youth on Sunday’s and Tuesdays, as well as a drama program offered weekly. We have monthly family activities to encourage community support and friendship. In addition there are many special services and events held throughout the year including two camps held each year in July – Musical Theatre Camp and Summer Day Camp. Junior Volunteers for summer camp are for those aged 11-18. If you would like to volunteer as a junior or adult leader for Summer camp, please fill out the Volunteer Registration.
Sunday School Program
Children are grouped into Junior (Jk-gr.5) and Senior (Gr. 6-12) levels. Children and Youth will have a time of worship all together, then split into their groups to explore Biblical stories and learn more about following Jesus. Once a month, the group is combined for a whole Youth Service, where kids can participate and lead one another through song and prayer. Senior Youth will join the adult service once a month as well. Each Sunday, the children and youth rejoin the upstairs congregation for the Eucharist.
Please know that all our paid staff and volunteers go through a stringent screening process as mandated by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Screening in Faith policy.
We look forward to meeting you and your family and answer any questions you may have about children’s ministries at SPOTH.
Jr. Youth Group (grades 3-6)
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month
This pre-teen group meets every other Tuesday from 5:15pm – 6:00pm for a time of games, worship, prayer, and talking about what it means and looks like to be a follower of Jesus in the world today. Whether you know nothing about God and the Bible or you grew up in church, all are welcome to attend.
Sr. Youth Group (grades 6-12)
First and Third Tuesday of the Month
This teen group meets every other Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm. Senior youth participates in Diocese activities such as the BYMC Youth Retreat in the fall at Muskoka Woods and Snow Tubing in the Winter. Every other week, the teens get together for a shared meal, play games and have a devotional time to discuss and grow together in their faith. Cost is $5 per week for the meal. Parents volunteer to supply a meal once per term.
Contact Pastor Amy de Sousa, Youth and Family Pastor if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE REGISTER FOR PROGRAM BY FILLING OUT FORM BELOW