Youth Ministry

Youth church school is available during non-communion Sunday Services.  The youth program integrates bible study, social gatherings and community service. The youth program incorporates two groups: grades 6-8 (middle school) and grades 9-12 (high school).

 

We are excited to announce that the Jr. Youth Sunday school class is called Knox Servants.

The Youth group is called Knox Baker’s.

Sunday School

Knox Servants and Seekers usually have the first two Sundays of each month with their separate classes learning the following:

-Knox Servants (Jr. Youth= Grade 6-8) and their teacher is Anne Kim were memorizing verses from Philippians for October and November. For January to June, they will be following the  book His People https://awanaym.org/trek/trek-his-people

-The Seekers (Sr. Youth= Grade 9-12) and their teacher, Ian Fromow, have been and will continue studying the following topics over the course of this semester and next: deconstructing the Lord’s Prayer; Introducing them to Thompson chain reference bible; Looking at popular bible stories they like in a contemporary point of view; asking the question Why are there Presbyterians?; diving deep into the 23 Psalm; and Comparing religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam together.

Knox Servants and Seekers usually join on the last two Sundays of each month to continue the study of Awana’s His People and then putting it into practice in different ways on a Sunday morning like being ushers or greeters, help lead different activities in Sunday School or Nursery, prepare and serve at coffee hour, participate in the Christmas pageant, etc.

January 8 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together Mrs. Emily will lead them in Trek Check week 1/2 and plan the serving for January 22
January 16 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne -Trek Check Week 2/2

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

January 22 Serving the Church

Both Youth Sunday School Classes serving coffee hour

Regular Sunday School Classes

–   Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

–  Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

-Ellen and Mrs. Emily will be leading the youth in serving Coffee hour before and after the serves

-Normal classes as well

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne – Trek 3: Lesson 1.1 The Promise of Power

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

January 29 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 1.2 The Spirit Arrives and plan the serving for February 19

 

February 5 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne – Trek 3: Lesson 1.3 Powerful & Dangerous

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

February 12 Regular Sunday School Classes

–  Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

–  Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne – Trek 3: Lesson 1.4 Devoted to the Word

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

February 19 Communion

– Both Youth Sunday School Classes serving in service as ? readers and help leading music?

Mrs. Emily will be leading the youth in serving in the service with their different tasks

 

February 26 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 1.6 Awesome Signs
March 5 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne -Trek 3: Lesson 1.7 What’s Mine is Yours

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

March 12 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne or Emily Trek 3: His People Unit 1 Review

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

March 19 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek3: Lesson 2.1 Contagious and will prepare the youth to help lead the bible story and game
March 26 Serving in Sunday school as helpers Mrs. Emily will lead the youth as they teach and lead the following activities in Sunday School.
April 2 Palm Sunday

– Both Youth Sunday School Classes serving in service as?

Mrs. Emily will lead the youth as they serve in doing?
April 9 Easter Sunday No class
April 16 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

–  Seekers (Sr. Youth)

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne -Trek 3: Lesson 2.3 More Disciples More Servants

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

April 23 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne Trek 3: Lesson 2.4 Setting the Story Straight

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

April 30 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 2.5 Willing to Run, Willing to Die and will prepare the youth to help on May 14 doing???
May 7 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne – Trek:3 Lesson 2.6 Free Power

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

May 14 Christian Family Sunday and Mother’s Day

Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

– Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne – Trek 3: Lesson 2.7 Philip and the Ethiopian

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

May 21 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 2.8 Contagion
May 28 Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

 

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 3.1 From Villain to Hero and will prepare the youth to help on June 11 doing Children’s Time
June 4 Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

–  Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne Trek 3: Lesson 3.2 Change You Can Trust

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

June 11 Communion

– Last time with Both Youth Sunday School Classes serving in service with helping me with Children’s Time

 

Last Time with Both Youth Sunday School Classes together

Mrs. Emily will lead Trek 3: Lesson 3.3 Even the Gentiles and lead them in helping with Children’s Time in the service plus preparing the youth to help on June 25 setting up for the picnic and bring some homemade treats
June 18

 

Father’s Day

Regular Sunday School Classes

– Knox Servants (Jr Youth)

–  Seekers (Sr. Youth)

 

Knox Servants (Jr Youth) with Anne Trek 3: Lesson 3.4 Surprised by Yes

Seekers (Sr Youth) with Ian

 

June 25 Sunday School Picnic

– Both Youth Sunday School Classes serving in service as set up and tare down crew for the picnic

Mrs. Emily will lead/ supervise the youth as they set up and help tear down for the picnic/ help in the kitchen

 

 

Sunday, October 16

The Knox Servants (Jr. Youth) lead the Knox Puzzlers ( Elementary Sunday School Class) in learning a new song, This Little Light of Mine and in making a class name sign. We had lots of fun with the glitter and glue:-)

 

Sunday, October 2

On Sunday October 2, we had three youth helping our ushers with welcoming the congregation, handing out bulletins, and counting how many in attendance. Thank you so much youth for your great help and serving our church community. May God bless all of you 🙏

 

Sunday, September 25

On Sunday September 25, we started our once a month study of living a Mission Possible life by Tim Tebow and had great conversations. Don’t forget the great Oreos as well!

 

 

 

Youth Group

Once a month, for 2 hrs, the youth come to the church’s kitchen to learn how to bake a delicious recipe, listen to a short devotional, make something for others, enjoy their baking, and play a few games!

 

Upcoming events:

Upcoming Youth Events usually happen on the third Saturday of each month …

January 21 – Homemade Tarts led by Ellen

February 18 – Sugar cookies led by Sharon W.

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 10 (2nd Saturday)

July 15

August 19

 

Please reserve your spot for each event with Emily Baillie @ emily.knoxmano@gmail.com

 

 

What we’ve been doing…

December 9 Spaghetti Dinner

On Friday December 9 from 6 to 8, Knox’s Bakers and the Parkwood youth had a great time making a spaghetti dinner that included making the sauce from scratch, making garlic bread 🍞, casear salad, and homemade croutons!

We so enjoyed the fruit of our labor plus great conversations and fellowship with the Parkwood youth. Thank you Victoria for the great Christmas matching game. A very big thank you to Victoria (Parkwood Christian Education support worker), Bruce (CYFM convener from Knox), Emily (Family ministry coordinator from Knox) and all the other leaders for coordinating and helping the youth cook and making it a safe environment to have so much fun in!  Can’t wait until our next joint event together!

 

 

November 19 Pizza Party

We had so much fun learning how to make homemade pizza from scratch including the dough and sauce🍕. We got to choose our favourite topping to put on our part of the pizza!  A big thank you to Carolyn and Curtis for teaching us how to do pizza from scratch, they are amazing teachers! Then we had veggies and dip with Coke or Pepsi to top it off – a well rounded meal🤣! This month we celebrate two birthday and enjoyed homemade chocolate cake🍰!

We also had a devotional on the importance of setting time in our daily life to spend time with God .

We got our recipe cookbooks that we brought home and can practice what we have learnt so far at home for our families. Don’t forget get to bring the recipe cookbook back at each youth group event so we can keep adding to our collection of recipes📗!

 

 

Friday, October 21st

We enjoyed our time visiting and fellowshipping with the Parkwood Presbyterian Church Youth group. Mrs. Emily taught everyone how to make Red Velvet Cupcakes 🧁 with icing by scratch which everyone really enjoyed making ( even with a bit of a mess with the food coloring 🤣), decorating, and eating. Mrs. Victoria did a great job leading the fun icebreaker game of two truths and a lie, Twister ( had so much fun with that game), and a devotional on Psalm 139 of how we are fearfully and wonderfully created in the image of God ( such a good reminder). A big thank you to Parkwood for being great host and reminding us of the importance of Christian fellowship. Hope we can meet up again soon!

September 2022

The youth got to learn how to take a normal oatmeal chocolate chip recipe and make it healthier with a few easy changes but don’t forget the best part, smarties!

We had a devotional led by Mrs. Emily on how God is unchanging in a world that is always changing, focusing on Hebrews 13:8 and Isaiah 40:8.

Unfortunately a few of the youth were not able to join us this month as they weren’t feeling well, so we had fun creating and making cards for them that were delivered later that day with some delicious cookies. We had a great time chatting and getting to know each other as we made the cards.

After enjoying the cookies and juice, we played three minute to win it games that kept us laughing and having lots of fun trying to accomplish the challenge until the end of the event.


 

 

August 2022

 

Back in August, we had a great time learning how to make waffles from scratch, as well as cook bacon and scrambled eggs. We enjoyed our waffles with fresh fruit and maple syrup!

 

 

 

 

We had a great time learning to work in the kitchen together, even with the adventures of making a bit of a mess and having fun cleaning it up 😂.