Westminster United Church
Children’s Table

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All children are invited to gather at the Children’s Table following the anthem for a quiet activity to help them engage in and experience the gospel message while allowing them to move around and explore in ways that come naturally to them. Along with a craft activity you will also find Children’s Bulletins in two different developmental levels containing activities relating to the day. For more information on the Children’s Table contact Teri Skakum, Child and Family Coordinator.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

This Sunday, we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent. During Advent we recognize that Christmas isn’t here yet and we celebrate the journey to Bethlehem and the manger. This week at the Children’s Table, create a donkey to help you mark your journey through Advent on your very own Advent colouring map.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

This Sunday we celebrate the start of Advent. The season of Advent is a time where we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. This week at the Children’s Table, create an Advent wreath for your table at home. Each Sunday during Advent you can ‘light’ one of the candles by raising the coloured flame from its hiding place! On Christmas morning add the final candle to the center of your wreath as you celebrate Jesus’ birth!

Sunday, 26 November 2017
In Sunday’s gospel we are reminded that in order to be like Jesus we should love and serve others. On November 26th, at the Children’s Table, create a service wheel to help you remember ways that you can show Jesus love to others.
Sunday, 19 November 2017
God gives each of us talents and gifts that we can use to share God’s love. Everything we have is a gift from God. What talents has God given you?  Today at the Children’s Table, create a picture of yourself that shows all the wonderful ways that you can use the talents God has given you.
  1. Use a marker to write your talents on a paper person.
  2. Colour your paper person to look like you!
Sunday, 12 November 2017

Would you be ready if Jesus walked in today? What would we need to do to be ready? Today at the Children’s Table, create a Welcome Mat as a reminder that, ready or not, Jesus is always with us!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

This Sunday, at the Children’s Table create a king or queen puppet to help you remember that Jesus defines greatness in a way that is different from most people and that we are to be servants to others.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

This Sunday, we are reminded that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. At the Children’s Table this week you are invited to create a 3-D heart card to give to someone that you love.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

This Sunday we are reminded that we are to “give to God the things that are God’s.” At the Children’s Table this week you are invited to decorate a foil coin with words and images of things that we give thanks to God for.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

This Sunday, we are reminded that when we pray we are having a conversation with God. At the Children’s Table you are invited to quietly talk to God as you colour your own prayer wheel. Use the pictures on your prayer wheel to help you start your conversation.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

This Sunday, we are reminded that we are to remember and celebrate that God is the source of all blessings. At the Children’s Table, create your own Thankful Pumpkin to put on your table at home as a reminder of all the blessings in your life.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

This Sunday, we are reminded that when two or more are gathered God is among us. At the Children’s Table children are invited to decorate a picture of a group of people to resemble themselves and their family and friends.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

This Sunday we hear the story of the unforgiving debtor. Today at the Children’s Table, decorate a crown to help you remember that Jesus, the King of Kings, wants us to always forgive others just as God forgives us.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

This Sunday we are reminded that while saying your sorry isn’t always easy it is what Jesus wants us to do and we need to remember that God always forgives us! Today at the Children’s Table decorate an ‘I’m Sorry Tree’ to help you remember this important message.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we are reminded that God’s love is with us everywhere. Today at the Children’s Table, create a bird feeder for your yard to remind you that just like Jesus told his friends, “if God loves little sparrows, imagine how much God loves you.”

Sunday, 18 June 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear of Jesus’ friends being told to “Go and show god’s love.” Today at the Children’s Table, make a Giving Pocket to help remind you of ways that you can also “go and show God’s love.”

Sunday, 11 June 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear about God creating the world and all that is in it. Today at the Children’s Table, make a Creation Book Mark to help you remember, and retell, this wonderful story.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear about the Holy Spirit reminding Jesus’ friends that God is with them always. Today at the Children’s Table, create a wind sock to serve as a reminder to you that God is always with you.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear about Jesus saying a special prayer for his friends. Today at the Children’s Table create a prayer mobile to help you pray for your friends.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear of the first Christians and how they shared God’s love with others. The fish was a sign used by the first Christians. Today at the Children’s Table create a Fish Weaving to remind you of these people and how you too can share God’s love.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we learn that the first followers of Jesus were known by their loving actions. Today at the Children’s Table, make a magnifying glass and search for signs of Jesus’ love.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear the story of The Road to Emmaus. Today at the Children’s Table, create a story scene puppet of the two friends walking the road with Jesus as a reminder that Jesus is still with us.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we are reminded that like Thomas and the disciples, we can share the good news of Easter, that Jesus’ love will always be with us. This week at the Children’s Table, create a pencil decoration to remind you of this good news and help you share this news with others.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear about a parade for Jesus. Today at the Children’s Table use your hand prints to create a special palm branch to wave as you shout praise to God.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear the story of Lazarus and are reminded that God’s love is with us in happy and sad times. Today at the Children’s Table, create a special heart shaped reminder of the Gospel message.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear of Jesus helping the blind man to see and learn that God’s love is for everyday. Today at the Children’s Table, create a pair of heart glasses as a reminder of the story and of God’s love!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear how the woman leaves the well filled with the good news of God’s love. This week at the Children’s Table, create a Water Windsock as a reminder that God’s love is like a drink of water, fresh and satisfying.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

In this week’s Gospel reading we hear of Nicodemus learning about becoming a new person. Today at the Children’s Table, create a puppet to show how a caterpillar becomes something new!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

During Lent, we do not say or sing the word ALLELUIA. This is because Lent is a quiet, thinking time. We use the season of Lent to get ready for Easter. This Sunday at the Children’s Table colour your very own ALLELUIA and place it into an envelope to be opened at Easter, when we celebrate that Jesus is alive and say and sing ALLELUIA once again!

Sunday, 28 February 2017

This week children are invited to make Sun Masks as a reminder that God’s light shines in them.

The Children’s Table area is designed to give children the opportunity to experience worship in ways that allow for creativity and room to wiggle. Children and their caregivers are invited to visit the Children’s Table following the anthem and make use of the materials and activities that are there. Children’s bulletins help even the youngest worshippers connect to the day’s message and instructions are provided for a self-guided activity. Additional books, toys and colouring supplies are also available at the Children’s Table for those who wish to make use of them.

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