It has been such a privilege for our children, students and leaders to be the hands and feet of Jesus to our next-door neighbours at Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre. We’re excited to have been invited back to lead a 5th Sunday service!
We count this as a unique and rare opportunity – a demonstration that neither age nor ‘disability’ bars us as Christ-followers from being co-worshippers, as well as worship leaders, teachers, pastors, and encouragers, as we use our gifts to inspire each other and give glory to God.
The children and students plan to serve this community of seniors (and others who are in need of long term care) as they:
- bless and encourage the residents
- read scripture
- inspire worship moments
- lead in worship
- tell Bible stories or share stories of faith
- teach and/or share mini-sermons
Those who are comfortable may also have a chance to talk with or pray with residents – and we fully expect that many residents, as fellow-believers, will pray for, encourage and bless us in return!
If you have a child who is in SK through Grade 12 who is able to attend the service at Forest Heights on Sunday, December 4 from 10:20 to 11:15am, please fill out the form attached to this post (or pick one up on a Sunday morning). On the day of, we will meet at 9:30am in FK Central (the big room in the church basement) to rehearse the order of the service before we walk to the centre. Parents of children SK-Grade 5 may pick up their children at the usual dismissal time of 11:45am.
Please note: Children can participate without having to attend any extra rehearsals. No need to bring anything but their enthusiasm!
Please return permission forms as soon as possible, and be sure to check off the area in which your child would like to be involved (scripture reading, a worship moment, story-telling, etc.).
Involvement in certain parts of the service may involve rehearsal at home, and/or extra re- hearsals, which will take place on Sundays at noon in late October and November. Stay tuned for a schedule of who’s rehearsing, and when…!