The purpose of the Christian Education (CE) Committee is to provide an effective Christian Education Program so that the Congregation of Woodroffe United Church (WUC) can grow in Christian faith, knowledge, love and understanding and provide a more effective Christian witness. Among its responsibilities are:
Junior Church (Sunday School)
Chartering with the Scouts
Junior Church is held on the second floor of the Church. Children participate in lessons and activities that focus on enhancing their understanding of God and the Bible, and encouraging their growth and maturity in Christian faith, character and service. Lessons were based on the Old and New Testaments.
Junior Church runs from the first Sunday after Labour Day until the end of May. The children gather in the Sanctuary at 10:00AM and leave for Junior Church following the Never too Young (N2Y) part of the service (approximately 15 minutes from the start of the service).
During N2Y, children are invited to join the Minister at the front of the Sanctuary and learn more about God, Jesus and our faith. At times, there is a puppet show, starring our very own Hamlette and Moorice, where similar messages are shared.
Children are invited to remain for the whole church service, and participate actively in church services, as the occasion arises. Children are encouraged to understand the meaning of Holy Communion by participating in some communion services.
When Junior Church ends for the summer, there is a Congregational picnic with games for the young at heart. During the summer, a craft table is set-up in the Kidz Zone at the front of the Sanctuary, where children can sit and colour or do other crafts.
The Nursery is located beside the Church School on the second floor and is staffed by volunteers. Parents with children too young to attend Church School can safely leave their children in the care of the volunteers or are also welcome to stay with their children in the Nursery.
The Youth Group is made up of youth between the ages of 9 and 18. In the past, we have partnered with Britannia, Kitchissipi and Trinity United Churches in youth activities, such as movie and games nights. The youth also participate in many of the events that take place at Woodroffe, including the Bazaar and Christmas pageant.
There are usually two self-led reflection groups held during the year; one at Advent and one for Lent. The dates and times for these groups will be found in the weekly bulletin prior to their start.
The Library is located in the Narthex. It was originally created in 1963 to provide support to the Church School Teachers. The Library subcommittee is responsible for selecting books for the library, preparing book reviews for the Congregation and maintain the library. There are approximately 875 books in the library and at any time there are about 25 books out on loan.