All Saints’ Westboro Church School offers children of all ages an opportunity to enrich their faith, make new friends and share their gifts with others. All children, and their parents if they wish, are welcome to join us in room 7/8 each Sunday after the Children’s Talk as we explore faith-based themes through art, story, and song.
Teachers share the instruction throughout the year, including the summer. Through special events and participation in worship, we aim for an intergenerational approach, and the result is that the children are known and valued by the congregation. A children’s room at the back of the worship space and a fully equipped nursery allow parents to supervise babies and young children while still participating in worship.
At All Saints’ we cherish our children and walk with them in our faith journey.
Our young people play an important role in worship through the ministry of serving at the Eucharist. Youth aged eleven and older act as crucifer, candle bearer, and assistant during the service and in the process, plant their own roots a little deeper in the traditions and teaching of the Christian community.
At the annual intake of new servers, a one-month preparation and training gives the teens the confidence they need to take on this leadership role.
Under the leadership of Julie Newlands and The Rev. Chung Yan Lam, youth in grades 6-8 meet on Sunday mornings for the Rite 13 program. High School teens are led by Steve Sibbald in a variety of activities which include basketball nights, excursions for movies, drama, and concerts, and a spiritual pilgrimage which is a highlight of the program.
We see our youth as companions on the way, both learning from us and teaching us. We aim to give them wings so that they can go forward and continue their faith walk, well equipped and blessed by us.