Children’s Worship Centre

Child playing with toy elements of a the Easter religious story at a church children's worship centre
Working with the Easter story materials in the Worship Centre.

Guildwood Church uses a Sunday morning curriculum for young children called Children and Worship. This program invites children and adults to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. In the Following Jesus Centre we combine stories from Following Jesus by Sonja Stewart with stories from Godly Play by Jerome Berryman.

Children hear the stories in a way that allows them to enter into the stories and form responses out of their own life experiences. It is a model of teaching that instills in children a sense of worship.

Use of Children & Worship by congregations around the world has been growing steadily since its development over 25 years ago. The Montessori inspired program is supported by The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Disciples of Christ, and the Reformed Church in America.

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Lasagna Lunch – November 2

374f8cf9-15da-4169-b261-00fa5c3af5b8.jpgJoin us for lunch after worship on November 2. The M & O Committee will be hosting a lunch of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert (our famous ice cream table–with sprinkles, of course!) Funds from the event will support our efforts to raise $10,000 for ARISE Ministry. The price is $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child and $25.00 for a family. Hope you can come!

GCPC Library List

books.jpgA complete listing of the books in the GCPC Library is now on-line. Books can be signed out on Sundays following worship, or you can pop into the church and browse the shelves during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm). The list can be found on the Resources Page on the menu at the top of this page, or you can simply click here! The catalogue is also printed in the sign-out book.

Theology on Tap

TenQuestionsDropshippers.jpgInterested in some meaningful conversation about important topics? Theology on Tap might be for you. No agenda and no questions out of bounds. Just a friendly gathering over a beverage of your choice. If you think you might want to attend, let Hugh know so he can reserve a table (or you can just show up as well!) Here’s the poster: Continue reading “Theology on Tap”

Meditation Workshop – June 21-23

peace-quiet-2.png**PLEASE NOTE: The workshop is now full — we are keeping a waiting list.** You are invited to attend a 3-session workshop on Christian Meditation at Guildwood Church. Leading the workshop will be the Rev. Stephen Kirkegaard, an experienced meditator and instructor of the practice. Workshop will take place June 21-23, for 2 hours each day. More information on the poster: Continue reading “Meditation Workshop – June 21-23”

Financial Stewardship – 2014

financial_incentives.jpgA message from GCPC’s Stewardship and Finance Teams: Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church is grateful for the continued support of its programs through the gracious contributions of its church family and friends. Your support continues to help us make a difference in the community and the world. We are encouraged by our community’s response to our ongoing needs. The first two months of the year reflect encouraging Continue reading “Financial Stewardship – 2014”