Spirit Space is an innovative, arts-based program, where we emphasize questions over answers, excite the imagination, and encourage wonder and kindness to others.
It takes place on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:45 am in the gym, just downstairs and to the left from the main entrance (glass doors at street level.) We all start out as one big Fairlawn family in the sanctuary on Sunday at 10:30 am, and then the children are invited to leave for Spirit Space while parents enjoy the church service. You may pick up your children in the gym after the church service. Then you are all invited to Coffee Hour in the Assembly Hall. Spirit Space is designed for children from JK to Grade 8, although we also offer programs for high school students and infants and toddlers. in the nursery
Belonging. Gratitude. Empathy. Justice.
Your kids want to figure out some of the most complex issues.
Spirit Space is all about encouraging imagination, wonder and living out our values in our actions. We emphasize questions over answers and allow children to explore the rich stories of the Christian faith through a variety of programs.
Although we do have a specialized program for participants in Grades 6-8, our participants are divided into activity groups based on interest rather than age. This allows siblings, cousins and friends of different ages to be together. It is also an inclusive model, equally inviting to children with disabilities and different needs.
We invite our participants and their families to guide the shape of the program, and allow each child to choose how they’d like to explore the week’s theme. In order to engage children to explore their spirituality and develop kindness to others, we do various activities: poetry, visual arts, movement, dance, dramatic arts, spiritual practices and conversation about social justice.
Our Spirit Space Staff are hired specifically for their experience in education, their passion for the arts and their depth of faith. They bring a consistent, warm and supportive presence to the program.
As with the rest of the church, Spirit Space is an intentionally affirming ministry. We are committed to being fully inclusive, in all aspects of our life and work, of people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
To learn what’s new in the program, read our Update on Spirit Space news or check out our “Fairlawn On The Go” blog. It includes discussion starters to help you facilitate your kids spiritual development at home.