To promote knowledge of God . To provide instruction in Christian faith .
To promote participation in programs for spiritual growth and Christian living
~For children aged 3 to Grade 12, during the 10:00 am
The Canadian-created Seasons of the Spirit curriculum used in combination with an online source, based on the Whole People of God, enables us all to learn and grow together using the lectionary scripture readings. We also have intergenerational worship several times a year.
~For infants and children under the age of three,
during the 10:00 am Sunday service.
Confirmands meet weekly on Sunday mornings to explore issues of faith and church life. Classes begin in the Fall. Grade 9 and up.
A group for post-confirmation aged young people. Meets Sundays at 10:00 am.
~Meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am to discuss the Bible readings for the following Sunday. All are welcome.
A one week Vacation Bible School for children ages 4-12, takes place every summer. It also provides opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills as counsellor and coordinators.
This is an introspective and experiential program of 'self' discovery, where participants develop the complete awareness of the interdependent relationship between the body, the mind and the spirit. The program is offered as a series of carefully sequenced monthly retreat sessions led by Judith Campbell, wellness facilitator, author of two books on the body, mind & spirit conncection, and member of BCUC. Please contact Judith through the church office (613) 820-8103.
Did you know BCUC has a full-service library? It is located on the wall opposite the clergy offices. Books may be borrowed by following the posted instructions. A children's library is in the waiting area opposite the gym. If you would like to make a donation, please let the librarian know.
The library sponsors a book club - for church members and friends - that meets six times a year on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. Transportation is available. For more information contact the church office.
The congregation supports intergenerational mission exposure trips to parts of the world where participants work on projects that benefit the local population. Examples have included a farm in Cuba, a school in Nicaragua and Habitat for Humanity in Canada.
These groups offer opportunities to discuss topics dealing with religion, theology, family, etc. Watch the Sunday bulletin for information on upcoming sessions and join us for some thought provoking presentations and dialogue.
Christian Education works with other groups and churches to undertake projects that provide opportunities to make a difference in a persons life. Examples include parenting workshops, making bedmats form Milk bags for the Haitian community, ECO Day and funding water projects in Africa.