The Salvation Army Barrhaven Church is committed to sharing our faith with our children, and we do so through a variety of ministries and programs.
Sunday Morning Children’s Ministries
We offer a variety of programs for kids age 2 to 14. Classes are taught by capable and committed teams of volunteer teachers who make use of curriculum which is centred on our relationship with God and others. Kids enjoy a time of music to praise and worship God, before separating into classes. In their classes, they engage in age-appropriate activities that help them experience God’s story in fresh, fun and meaningful ways.
Our preschool classes are full of fun! Our teachers appreciate the time they spend with our little ones and build special relationships with each of them. Children learn simple lessons from the Bible and that God loves them. They enjoy music, games, stories, activities and crafts. Lots of free play too! Snacks are provided. If your child has any allergies, please advise their teacher and feel free to provide a snack from home.
Junior Kindergarten – Teens
Our elementary students discover the adventure of applying God’s truth to everyday life, by doing fun, surprising activities, such as stories, crafts, drama and music. Snacks are provided for children in the junior kindergarten grade one class. If your child has any allergies, please advise their teacher and feel free to provide a snack from home.
Our pre-teen/teen classes get loud! Kids dig deeper into God’s word and work through interactive lessons, such as dramas, games and object lessons. They tackle the tough questions about their relationships with God, others and themselves – and find out what the Bible has to say about these issues!
Children/Youth Music Programs
Music is an integral part of Salvation Army Worship and we provide an opportunity for children and youth to learn music, whether it be a brass instrument in our Junior Brass Band program or singing in our Shout! Children’s Choir. Weekly rehearsals also involve music theory, giving them a foundation and understanding of music that goes beyond just making beautiful sounds.
BUGS – Beautiful Unique Girls (Girls ages 8-12)
It is a group that was created with the hope that every girl who attends will be accepted for who she is and understanding that God loves her, He is there for her and that He is able to meet her needs.
This group meets on a monthly basis for an adventure of different sorts. Here are a few activities we did last year: a games night, planted a garden, went for a bike adventure, canoeing, spelunking, camping, snowshoeing, skating, a dress up party, pool party, a minute-to-win-it party. Who knows what our next adventure might be. We try to let the girls have some say in the planning.
If you know of a young girl between the ages of 8-12, let them know about the BUGs program in Barrhaven. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Gloria Bursey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fireflies (Girls ages 4-7)
Fireflies meet quarterly. The group is designed for girls between four and seven years of age – geared toward teaching these young girls about how special and unique each one of them is.
For more information please contact Angela Dean.