VAPC’s ministry with Children and Youth is supported by the CE Committee which stands for “Christian Education”, but it also represents this hard-working group, who are both “Committed” and “Enthusiastic”.
By translating words into actions, the CE Committee strives to offer relevant and fun programs and events in the life of VAPC:
Sunday School – participants from preschool to high school gather on Sunday mornings to connect and learn, sometimes for an intergenerational program, at other times, as divided age groups (preschool, elementary, youth classes)
Youth Group – meets three Fridays a month, playing games, doing crafts, or going offsite to do activities, such as mini golf, swimming, bowling, escape rooms etc.
Canada Youth contingent – at the last biennial event, VAPC had the largest number of youth attending from Calgary: 11 youth, and 2 small group leaders; ongoing fundraising by the youth includes silent auctions, a Highland tea, bake sales, grocery gift card sales
Young Adults’ Group – meets at least once a month, usually to make sandwiches for the Drop-In Centre; other activities have included organizing a congregational camping trip and organizing a mosque visit
Peer Partnership Program – a young adult from VAPC, who is also a University of Calgary student helps to build a bridge between the congregation and Campus Ministry
Mentorship Program – for youth to connect with mentors and learn about the Presbyterian faith, in preparation for the possibility of affirming their baptism
Advent celebrations – making Advent crafts together