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Greetings from Northern Alberta

Hello everyone,

I would love to meet you and find out more about the children’s ministry in your parish. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and tell us where you live, if you are comfortable doing so, and what you see when you look out of your window. Share one thing you really enjoy about children’s ministry. What is the biggest challenge you face right now?

Let me start the conversation. I am Sharon Harding, your new moderator. I live in northern Alberta. When I look out of my window I see snow falling and covering the fields with a blanket of white. The thing I love most about children’s ministry is the  enthusiasm of the children. They energize and teach me so much about living in the joy of the moment. The biggest challenge has always been finding committed teachers.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Sharon Harding

About Sharon Harding

I was born in England and immigrated to Canada almost 30 years ago. A graduate of Gloucestershire University (B.Ed.), I have been involved in children’s ministry since I was 16. Over the past 12 years I have written for a variety of Christian Education curriculum resources. I also write a blog at encouraging parents to build strong connections with their children. When I am not working I enjoy painting, reading, and pottering around the Internet.

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0 Responses to Greetings from Northern Alberta

  1. Kyle Norman

    Hi Sharon

    I am Rev. Kyle Norman.  I am a priest in Calgary, and while  I don’t exclusively do children’s ministry, I am often have opportunity to talk to children on a regular basis.  This occurs after church, or during our 5 minute “kid’s time”

    One of the things that I enjoy with children’s ministry is seeing emergent faith at it’s purest.  I love when kid’s come out with something so simple, yet so profound.  Often times even the adults of the congregation say “listening to the kids is the best part of the service”

    As for what I see out the window . . . Snow.  A bunch of snow.  (sigh)

  2. Sharon Harding

    Hello Kyle, good to meet you . I’m glad you get to talk to the children regularly as they have so much to offer. Do you use any particular resources for the kid’s time, or do you create your own talks?

    Yes snow … lots of snow brrr!

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