Education

Gale offers a variety of educational opportunities for both children and adults.

Sunday School Starts September 10, 2017, with a BBQ for everyone!

At Gale, we call it Rally Sunday, the day we encourage all members to ‘rally’ and launch the fall season at church.

Services return to a 10:30 a.m. start (after the 10 a.m. summer schedule), and Sunday school starts back up again.

At Gale, children go into the sanctuary with their parents but after the first Praise Song, they are called to the front of the church to join Rev. Scott Sinclair (as they feel comfortable).  After a short story or activity, the children leave with their teachers to their Sunday school rooms.  There are classes from Junior Kindergarten up through Grade 8.

This year on Rally Sunday, a Potluck BBQ is planned by the Christian Education Committee. All members are encouraged to bring along a salad or dessert to share and stay after the worship service to enjoy the BBQ  and some games together.

Sunday School

Sunday School Co-ordinators: Melanie Dow and Amy Hopper.

New faces and friends are always welcome and visitors are also encouraged to attend.

One couple’s experience

IMG_2494Adam and Denise have been Sunday School teachers for a couple of years or so and their experience has been a positive one. They would encourage all of you to consider being a Sunday School teacher at Gale. In their words:

“God knows, I am not an expert on scripture, Christianity, or kids, but I have found out that I don’t have to be!!” Click here to read the rest of their story.

 

Christmas Program

Shepherds tending their flocks under starry skies

For several years Gale has provided the children in its church with the opportunity to participate in a Christmas Pageant Musical. It is an event that children and adults enjoy as weeks of preparation add to the excitement of this holy season. If you have a child who would be interested in taking part you can contact janparsons@rogers.com for more information. It is now tradition to hold the performance on a December Sunday during the Worship hour.

Communicant’s Class

Every other year a number of Grade 8 and Grade 9 youth participate in the Communicant’s Program.
The next communicant’s class will begin in September 2016.

Some members participate in the weekly classes with the students while others serve as Mentors. An adult is paired with a student and social activities are planned throughout the year that both can share.
For many youth, this program has created a life-long friendship with an older adult in the congregation.
At the end of the program, the students may decide if they want to join the church and in June they participate as full members in a special Communion Service.

Adult Education Opportunities

  • Men’s Breakfast (Saturday Mornings – held quarterly)
  • Adult Bible studies
  • Small Group Study
  • Book Club – (meets quarterly)