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Youth and Children's Ministry

Laurissa Di Ilio
Interim Director of Youth
Children's Ministries

(519) 822-4772
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Laurissa's direct email:

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for her office hours.

Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
Session has approved the continuation of a part-time
Director of Youth and Children's Ministries position for another year
through to June 2018. Working up to 15 hours per week,
the position will continue to focus on provision of
Sunday morning Church School programming, along with planning for
events and activities throughout the year for children youth and families.
Sarah Freeman has decided not to return to St. Andrew's following
the conclusion of her maternity leave, and so we are pleased to let the congregation know that Laurissa Di Illio has agreed to continue on
in the role through to June 2018.

You've found us!
And now we'd like to invite you to come on out
and get involved in Youth and Children's Ministry here at St. Andrew's!

Don't forget to check out the Google Calendar for
St. Andrew's Events and Activities including Children's and Youth Ministry

For other ways to stay connected,
find the St Andrew's Youth and Children’s Ministries
on Facebook (YouthGroup StAndrewsGuelph,)
on Twitter, (YouthStAsGuelph,)
and on Instagram, (youthgroupsta).
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Good News Board
Have you got an exciting announcement? Did you accomplish a goal? Are you celebrating a milestone? We want to celebrate with you!
Bring in a picture, a note, a newspaper clipping, or some other memento of your good news and post it for a few weeks on the Good News Board in the hall to brighten our day.
Please include a caption with your photos. Look on the board also for pictures of recent church events.
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it...
if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it." - 1 Corinthians 12

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Donations for Child and Youth Ministry: Posted March 16, 2017
Our Youth Leader, Laurissa, is looking for donations of supplies for the Church School rooms, and she would appreciate it if you would start your spring cleaning early and donate some of the requested items:
• white bed sheet (queen or king)
• kids' play mats
• small beanbag chairs or couches for the reading centre
• books
• gently-used throw cushions
• toy box
• small/low book shelf
• canvas bookcase (displays from cover of books)
• tall, skinny table
• baby gate
Please contact Laurissa for further information.

Programs - Children's Ministry

Mark your calendar for upcoming family and intergenerational events.
Bring your kids, bring your grandkids or come on your own.
Please talk to Laurissa for questions or to sign-up, email
If finances are a concern, please also speak to Laurissa.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to teach church school.
The schedule is posted in the upstairs hallway. There are shelves with bins in the Church school room with each week's date on them. Inside each bin are all of the supplies that you need, the handouts for each class, and the lesson plans.
Further, instructions are posted on the wall above the bins.

Programs - Youth Ministry

CANCELLED - Youth Movie Night – Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Parent Freedom Night – Saturday, June 24th, 2017 5 pm-8 pm
We will be offering babysitting for parents wishing to drop their children off at church while they go out for dinner and/or shopping. Please let Laurissa know if you are available to help.

CONTACT INFO: Laurissa Di Ilio
Email address:
Leave me a note in Children and Youth Ministry folder

Good Friday Service - March 25, 2016
Young people at St Andrew's, Guelph who planned and conducted a moving worship service and contributed to the music on Good Friday morning. March 25th 2016
L-R: Logan Borthwick, Alexander Muth, Leah Clack, Grace Clack, Sara Pavel, Zach Pavel (Photo credit: Nick Pavel)

Check out the Youth Bulletin Board upstairs at the end of the hall for several exciting summer opportunities. There is information about a Youth in Mission trip to Taiwan, a Canada Youth conference at Brock University, and Camp Kintail flyers.
If you have questions about any of these programs, please speak to Laurissa or email her at

Thank you to everyone who signed up for church school during the past months. If you can volunteer in church school, please speak to Laurissa or email her at

Calling all Parents, Grandparents, and Other Members of the Church.
The youth need your help to make their events a success. We are looking for volunteers to attend youth events and drivers for youth retreats. If you are able to help, please talk to Laurissa.


General Information

Church School
and Youth classes
are offered for children and youth during the service of worship.
Youth meet upstairs in the Youth Room and
children are signed in upstairs in the Church School room before the beginning of the service.
They will rejoin their families in the service after the offering.
Nursery Care:
5 years old and under
Please bring your child to the Nursery, located on the 2nd-floor level of the church, prior to the service starting.

If your infant or small child needs care during the worship service, you may leave the Sanctuary and return as you wish. The worship service can be heard in our nursery, where you and your child are welcome. 
See an usher for directions.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of youth? If you are over 18 and you can get a police check, we need you! No youth event can run without a second adult present.
If you can give a little time on a Tuesday afternoon, a Friday evening, or occasionally on Saturdays, please let Laurissa know!
You don't need to teach, we need adults just to be there with us, to make our events possible, and to show the youth they are a valued and connected part of this church.
Everyone is welcome Children's and youth ministry always has and always will be an ALL-INCLUSIVE ministry.
It is never meant to exclude anyone due to financial constraints.|
If you are unable to afford the cost of an event, please speak with Laurissa and we will make the necessary arrangements so no one misses out on these wonderful opportunities.
Anyone wishing to make a financial contribution to assist with those who may not be able to afford our children's and youth events, please speak to Laurissa as well.
Together we can all make a positive influence on the lives of
our children and youth and help keep them connected with Christ.
Youth Leadership Team/Christian Education Committee
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
– Proverbs 15:22
If you have thoughts about the youth leadership team or a Christian Education committee, please let Laurissa know, at coffee hour, or at

Check out the Google Calendar for
St. Andrew's Events and Activities including Children's and Youth Ministry

Want to get connected with children's and youth ministry
here at St. Andrew's.
Here is how you can.

  • E-mail Youth-Children's_Ministry and get on our e-mail list.
    This way when exciting events are happening
    you know about them right away.
  • Bookmark this website.  Updates will be posted regularly.

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