Children and their Families


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The overall goal is to find ways to support, equip and empower:

  • 1. the front line people who work with children of all ages in parish-based ministries
        •  Clergy
        •  Christian educators
        •  Sunday cchool and children's ministry leaders
        •  volunteers, helpers and resource people

  • 2. and those engaged in Christian formation in the home
        •   Parents, guardians & families
  •     •   Godparents, extended family and friends

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Messy Church is a fun, intergenerational gathering of children and their families that includes the sharing of a bible story, theme-based hands-on activities and crafts, informal worship and usually food.

For more information about Messy Church and how you can get started check out the Messy Church Canada page on Facebook or contact
The Rev. Deacon Lisa Chisholm-Smith
613-232-7124, ext. 231.


Join the Gen2Gen E-mail List
The Gen2Gen e-mail list provides a way for Christians who are involved in ministries with children to learn from one another, connect with peers across the Diocese of Ottawa and beyond and share information, ideas and perspectives. To subscribe to this low volume list, contact Lisa Chisholm-Smith . You are free to unsubscribe at any time and your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone else.

Postings are monitored by members of the Gen2Gen working group for ideas and issues which may be picked up by the planners of our annual diocesan Gen2Gen workshop and resource fair.

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For information please email Leslie Giddings at


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