Children

As a church we are committed to the spiritual growth of our children in safe, loving environment. All of our leaders are regularly trained in ‘Safe Church’ practices and First Aid delivery. Many of our leader are professional teachers who are well equipped to teach and lead our young people.

The Uniting Church is committed to a Safe Ministry with Children Policy that orients us towards being a community in which we recognise the sacredness of every person amongst us, and the responsibility of the community to ensure that sacredness is honoured and protected.

This policy has been developed to enable us to build practices in our lives that will enhance our capacity to show that sacredness in concrete ways. It will help ensure that in our ministry with children we are strongly aware of what we need to do to keep them safe, and set an environment in which they can experience the love of God toward them.

You can download a PDF of the Safe Ministry With Children Policy.


Baptisms

The Uniting Church baptises those who profess the Christian faith, and children who are presented for baptism and for whose instruction and nourishment in the faith the church takes responsibility. (Basis of Union, paragraph 7). As a congregation we have committed ourselves to maintain a life of worship and service so that the children among us may grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the knowledge and love of God.

For more information about Christian Baptism download the Infant Preparation Course.


Cradle Roll

The Cradle Roll records the names of children baptised at Sherwood Uniting Church. On occasions, gatherings of parents and their children meet for social interaction.

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Sunday School

The children are invited to leave the Worship Service usually before the Bible Message to hear the message in a form that is best suited for their age group. These activities often involve singing, stories and craft.


Family Fun Days

Usually held at Easter and Christmas these days have involved guests to minister to our children in fun and exciting ways. We have enjoyed the ministries of special guests such as Dan Warlow and J.A.M. Jesus and Me.