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 Sunday 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)

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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.  

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 contact Carole.

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

Youth Ministry

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Meets once a month on Sunday evenings

Our Senior High Youth (Grades 9-12) gather once a month for faith based conversations often including interactive activities. 

Intergenerational Worship & Pray-ground

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Throughout the year we have several intergenerational worship services on Sunday mornings where all-ages worship together and the children and youth help to lead the service.  These services are interactive and explore scripture and themes through drama, prayer, storytelling and music.  On these Sundays, we also have a pray-ground set up at the front of the sanctuary for children or anyone young at heart with interactive worship related activities.

Vacation Bible Camp

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  • Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 2024
  • 8:45am-11:50am
  • $40/child, financial aid available
  • Location: Waterloo North Mennonite Church
  • VBC 2024 Registration Form

This is a joint ministry of Knox Waterloo, Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church and Erb Street Mennonite Church