John Gray Memorial Church

Children & Teens

Youth Ministry at JGMC
Family Worship and Resources for Parents
Teen Scene
Kids' Corner

Youth Ministry at JGMC
Children and youth are actively encouraged to take part in all aspects of the life of the Church, especially Sunday morning worship, which includes a special Time with the Children. The third Sunday of each month is traditionally Youth Sunday, when our uniformed organizations parade.

Children's Church (Sunday School)
Instruction for toddlers to age 12 is held each Sunday morning during the worship service. This is a time not only of learning but of fun and Christian fellowship. Here the youngsters get their first taste of what it means to be a part of the family of God. Each year the Sunday School treats the larger congregation to a dramatization of the Christmas story.
**Effective 6th January, 2013, Divine Worship and Children's Church will begin at 10:00am. This will replace Sunday School.**

Youth Groups
There are two youth groups which meet regularly on Friday evenings for fellowship and Christian nurture. His Kids (ages 8-12) meets at 7:00 pm while the teen youth group meets at 7:30 pm.

Girls’ Brigade
One of the first youth organisations established within the Church, the Brigade is an international, interdenominational uniformed organisation catering to girls from 5 years of age. Its aim is: “To Help Girls Become Followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through Self Control, Reverence and a Sense of Responsibility to Find True Enrichment of Life”. Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Service aspects are covered in the structured programme. Older girls also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Meetings are held for one hour each Monday during the school term in the Church Hall and times are:
5:30 pm Explorers (5-8yrs), Juniors (8-11yrs), Seniors (11-14yrs)
6:00 pm Brigaders (14yrs +)

Scouts
The West Bay Boy Scouts meet from 4:00 – 5:30 pm on Saturdays. All boys aged 6 years and up are invited to attend this uniformed organisation, regardless of denomination. Meetings are held in the Church Hall, unless the Scouts are out camping or exploring!
 
After School Programme
An After School Programme each week day is sponsored by the Church (with financial help from the Government) for approximately 60 children who have no adult to go home to between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. They are collected from school and engaged in a structured programme of devotion, homework, craft, sports, outings, play, etc. and served a snack.

Resources for Family Worship and for Parents

Children in Worship: A Guide for Parents and Congregation   
Click on the heading for tips to make kids and families truly welcome, for parents of young children and for members of the congregation.

Help keep your child's enthusiasm going after VBS - click here.

Is your child heading overseas for further studies? Pass on the notes in Being Christian at College.

Click here for resources on using children's books to explore religious issues. Resources are organised according to the lectionary to help parents explore the Sunday Scripture readings through the week.


Budget Friendly Family Nights (adapted from Devozine- Jan-Feb 2011)
1. Walk to the local library, and check out the books you enjoyed as a child. This time, teens read to parents.
2. Make dinner together by assigning each person a specific dish - soup, salad, meat, vegetables, dessert.
3. Walk down memory lane by browsing through old family photos; then grab the camera to make new memories.
4. Read a Bible story together, and discuss what it means.
5. Volunteer together at Soup*r Saturdays. Eat with the people being served and listen to their stories. Share some of your own, and be blessed.

Parents: The Anti-Drug

Teen Scene 
Parents - Please supervise your children whenever they surf the web. Keep our kids safe!
Cayman Prep and High School
Grace Christian Academy
Devozine Devotional Magazine Online
Girls' Brigade International
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Teen Vibez - brought to you by Christian Lifestyle Magazine
Click here for help with your GCSE and CXC exams.
A Christian website, All 4 Teens to enjoy!
Check out the movie Soul Surfer: The Inspiring True Story of Bethany Hamilton.

Kids' Corner
Parents - Please supervise your children whenever they surf the web. Keep our kids safe!
Cayman Prep and High School
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School
Grace Christian Academy
Pockets Magazine Online
Wycliffe Bible Translators Kids' Web
Veggie Tales adventures for kids
For games, videos and colouring pages from Pandamania VBS, click here.
Wonderzone Find out how the Bible applies to your life!
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