Spirit Space is an innovative, arts-based program, where we emphasize questions over answers, excite the imagination, and encourage wonder and kindness to others. Spirit Space replaces the traditional “Sunday School.”
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.
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- Upcoming Events for Children and Youth and Families
- Messy Church
- High school students
- Infants and toddlers
- Our dynamic and talented Spirit Space staff
- Ministry of Children and Youth
- Register for Spirit Space
- Fairlawn On The Go” blog summarizes our activities at Spirit Space, and includes discussion starters for you and your children
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.
We have a specialized program for participants in Grades 6-8. Our younger 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 of faith and spirituality. 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, needs, abilities and disabilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.