Niagara Paves The Way

by Sarah Bird & Katherine Kerley The Anglican Family Hub was co-created in response to the immediate need of families, grandparents and parishioners as they embarked into a new lifestyle of isolation. The Hub came to life after the cancellation of services, gatherings and programs from the ideas and passion of a handful of CYFM […]

One Year In …

by Sarah Bird It is amazing how fast this year has flown by in my new role as the diocesan Program Consultant for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYFM). Taking the time to write this article is a blessing as it allows me to reflect and celebrate the many spiritual refreshing moments, growth of new […]

Canadian Anglicans respond as pandemic disrupts family life

“Right now, we are all the caterpillar in the cocoon, unaware of what is coming next. This is a time of transfiguration!” says Kate Newman, children’s, youth and family coordinator at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, B.C. Newman, like many others across the Anglican Church of Canada, has been bringing her ministry online to reach families […]

Children’s, youth ministry shifts online

“We typically average around 70 kids at our VBS in the summertime … and we have 80 children participating in our virtual VBS this year,” says Yvonne Kern, children’s pastor at St. James Anglican Church in Calgary. Photo: Hananeko Studio/Shutterstock Since mid-March, churches have been grappling with how to connect when in-person meetings are no […]

Voices From The Table

The Table is a young adult ministry initiative that gathers people between the ages of 19–35 with some older participants. It was launched in the fall of 2019 as an in-person gathering in Hamilton at a coffee shop located across from Christ’s Church Cathedral. This monthly meeting has no agenda, but rather offers a safe […]

Nurturing Opportunities for Children & Youth

Sparking Children’s Faith Since January, the diocese has been offering weekly online “Sunday” School programming for children in grades 1 to 5 to explore scripture that follows the lectionary pattern. Gathering virtually through Zoom on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m., the program will continue to run through the middle of June. These weekly lessons, […]

2021 Opens News Doors for Ministry

2021 has brought forth a new, exciting, and spirit filled energy as we introduced faith forma- tion programs for all ages within the diocesan children, youth, and family ministry umbrella. Leading up to the new year a few virtual gatherings were offered to determine what individuals were looking for in terms of faith spaces for […]