It seems as if the summer has just flown by us! It's time now to announce some of our plans for the new Church Program Year that will begin in September.

On Sunday, September 9 we will return to our Fall-Winter-Spring Sunday Schedule, with services at 9:00 and 10:30.

Church School: After Kennis Kim left us in June we had a good look at what we will need to do in September, to restart our Church School and Youth Programs.  After meetings and consultation with Dr. Tori Smit, our Regional Minister for Faith Formation, we're getting ready for a new Program Year following a tried and true Canadian curriculum, The Whole People of God. Classes will resume on Sunday, September 23. On September 9 and 16 all children and youth are invited to worship at 10:30. There will be Activity Packs for busy hands, but the services will be designed so the whole family can participate.

The Whole People of God follows the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary. We'll return to that Lectionary in our Sunday worship so the whole congregation will hear and reflect on the same Bible readings each week. There will also be more opportunities to integrate music into our Church School, and to plan intergenerational worship.

Welcome Back Sunday will be September 23. As usual we'll have lunch and fellowship after worship, followed by a Lego Party. Bricks 4 Kidz will invite kids of all ages to work together to create motorized models. Pre-registration isn't necessary, but it would be good to know in advance how many participants we can expect. If possible, contact Laurence, or Lisa in the Church Office to let us know you're coming. No cost to families, though any donations would be received with thanks.