CHILDREN + YOUTH MINISTRIES
Faith Formation Coordinator: Carole Clyde-Ellis

Nurturing the Faith Formation of Children and Youth is one of our core values and priorities at Knox. We believe that the faith journey can begin at the earliest of ages. Through Biblically based lessons, the role modeling of teachers, as well as fun, inclusive and creative classes, we hope to instill a vital and growing faith in Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE THE CHURCH OF TODAY AS WELL AS THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE.

They are at the heart of our community. Children and youth are integral in all aspects of worship and life at Knox Waterloo. We have an active Church School program that spans from nursery level to the end of high school and we host a well-attended Vacation Bible Camp every summer.

Our Junior High and Senior High ministries provide opportunities for fellowship, mission trips, camp leadership and service projects.

Sunday School (K-Gr. 6)

Sunday School
Meets during worship on Sundays

Children are invited to join their family in the sanctuary for the beginning of worship (about 15 minutes).  After the intergenerational story time (Fun with the Young at Heart) the children will follow their Sunday school teacher out to participate in Sunday school for the rest of the service.  

We use the Feasting on the Word curriculum for Sunday school. It is a lectionary-based curriculum that follows the same theme and stories that are explored in the worship services.  

Sunday School (Jr/Sr High)

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Meets during worship on Sundays

Youth are invited to join their family in the sanctuary for the beginning of worship (about 15 minutes).  After the intergenerational story time (Fun with the Young at Heart) the youth will follow their Sunday school teacher out to participate in Sunday school for the rest of the service.  

We use the Feasting on the Word curriculum for Sunday school.  It is a lectionary-based curriculum that follows the same theme and stories that are explored in the worship services.  Youth will also explore how faith meets culture and will engage in thematic conversations.

Nursery & Preschool

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Our nursery/preschool room is open during worship for parents and children to use

Care will be provided in the nursery by volunteers as we are able. Families with young children are welcome to use the nursery space as needed during worship. If you can give your time to help in Sunday School or the nursery, please email Carole.

The nursery is equipped with rockers, toys, books, etc.

Youth Events

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Junior and Senior High events are offered throughout the year for fun, fellowship and fundraising for outreach.

Vacation Bible Camp

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Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) is a joint ministry between Knox Waterloo Presbyterian Church, Waterloo North Mennonite Church and Erb Street Mennonite Church and typically happens the second week of July in the mornings (9am-12pm).

Family Ministry Events

Throughout the year family ministry events are planned, often on Saturdays, to join families together for themed events to build community, have fun and grow in faith.