Welcome to PromiseLand!
Church school for children, kindergarten to grade 9) meets in the Chapel of St. Nicholas on the lower level during the 10 am service.
certified professional childcare for infants and toddlers to age 4 during the 10 am service. The Nest is located on the 3rd floor –from Heath Street Atrium, follow the signs for The Nest. Tuta Shurdha is our certified child-care worker on staff.
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A Place to Learn, Laugh and Live out our Faith
PromiseLand's Summer Program
Calling ALL Volunteers to help SUPPORT PromiseLand’s Summer Program! There are 9 weeks in this Summer’s PromiseLand Program. Volunteers are needed to lead activities that are already planned. Please see Natalie Kemp after the 10:00 am Sunday Service to sign up as a volunteer for a Summer Sunday.
I want to thank all of the PromiseLand children and YAL members who participated in the Epiphany Pageant, and a special thank you to Hilary for her assistance. Sunday January 6th’s service was a true success. I am very proud to be the Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Christ Church Deer Park. I think these pictures help to capture and remind us of this special story.
PromiseLand and YAL present....
A Christmas Musical Pageant!
PromiseLand Creates a Stunning Altar Cloth!
PromiseLand Celebrates All Saints Day!
The kids of CCDP did lots of “Saintly” learning this October in preparation for our All Saints Day celebration on Nov. 4th. We dramatized stories, played games and learned songs about different Christian Saints including Saint George and Saint Patrick. We had so much fun and learned a lot too!
PromiseLand Takes Action!
FOOD FOR FOOD: PROMISELAND RAISES $151 FOR THE FOOD BANK!
The kids and teens of CCDP gathered early on December 1st to bake an assortment of delicious muffins and cookies. We set up a table outside during the Christmas Fair and sold coffee and treats to hungry shoppers and passerbys. We sold out of everything before noon and raised $151, all of which will go to the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank and help provide food for people in need in our community. Thank you to everyone who helped bake and sell, and to everyone who bought treats and supported this initiative!
PROMISELAND COLLECTS 429 ITEMS!
THANK YOU to everyone who generously contributed to our Canned Food Drive for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. With your help, we collected a total of 429 items which have been picked up and sorted by Food Bank volunteers and will soon be delivered to families in need. Thank you!
ECO-BAKE SALE TO SAVE THE CEDARS!!
To wrap up our Eco-Lent, we spent a morning baking organic cookies, no-bake peanut butter chocolate squares and vegan brownies. Thank you to everyone who supported our eco-bake sale and helped us raise $165 to adopt a Cedar of Lebanon! Cedars of Lebanon are an endangered species of tree that was used extensively for construction and transportation in Biblical times. Unfortunately they were so overused that there are very few remaining. Our bake sale funded the planting and care of 1 Cedar in Lebanon. Stay tuned for pictures and growth updates!
PROMISELAND BAKES FOR THE YONGE STREET MISSION
The kids of PromiseLand took action together this Advent for the Yonge Street Mission. They baked, wrapped and sold dozens and dozens of treats at our annual Christmas Fair. We had tons of fun and raised a total of $257 for the Yonge Street Mission! After learning about their programmes from our guest speaker Wendy Robbins, we know that our contribution will help give people in need a place to eat, play and learn. Learn more about the YSM here »
FOOD DRIVE GOAL SURPASSED!
Thank you to everyone who has generously contributed to our Annual Dried and Canned Food Drive for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank. With the help of the congregation, WE SURPASSED OUR GOAL and collected over 400 ITEMS! Together we provided much needed food to people in our community.
PROMISELAND MAKES SANDWICHES FOR THE HOMELESS
This Thanksgiving, the kids of PromiseLands talked about thankfulness and the importance of sharing our blessings. Then, we took action and helped feed the hungry in our community! We worked together to make 20 bag lunches complete with a turkey or PB & J sandwich, fruit and a juice box and dropped them off at the Scott Mission after the service. The Scott Mission is a downtown Christian Mission that provides shelter and food for those in need.
PROMISELAND CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - June 5th 2011
CCDP's kids and teens commemorated World Environment Day by enjoying an entirely VEGAN breakfast. We made the food together, and then everyone sampled the delicious AND environmentally conscious breakfast. We also discussed different food choices (local, vegan, vegetarian), and why eating animal products as much as we do here in North America is problematic for the world.
PROMISELAND BAKES FOR HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY!
The kids of PromiseLand mixed, stirred, kneaded and baked all morning on April 16th in preparation for their bake sale fundraiser on Palm Sunday. Dozens and dozens of delicious baked goods were made, everything from buttertarts to cupcakes to classic chocolate chip cookies.
The bake sale was an enormous hit, and absolutely everything was sold (quite quickly too!!). The kids raised a total of $356.92, every penny of which will be donated to Harvest for the Hungry! Harvest for the Hungry provides locally sourced food boxes for families living in poverty in Eastern Europe, www.eurovangelism.org
PROMISELAND CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY!
The families of PromiseLand celebrated International Woman's Day, March 8th 2011, by creating 11 gift bags for the women and children of Nellie's Women's Shelter. Nellie's offers emergency housing and support for women suffering from violence, abuse and homelessness. These gift bags included toiletries, clothing, books and gift cards, all generously donated by the families of PromiseLand.
To learn more about the important work of Nellie's, please visit www.nellies.org
The kids of PromiseLand want to THANK everyone who has generously donated to Right to Play!! With your support, PromiseLand has raised over $490 and is helping give kids around the world the opportunity to learn and play.
PROMISELAND FOOD DRIVE GOAL SURPASSED!!!
A huge thank you to everyone who generously donated canned food for our Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank. With your help, we surpassed our goal and collected a total of 232 items! THANK YOU!! COTH webpage here »
PROMISELAND SENDS KIDS TO CAMP!
Thank You!!! Your generous support of the "Send A Kid To Camp" has allowed PromiseLand to send 3 kids to camp and give 8 others great backpacks full of great stuff for summer fun. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
We, the kids of PromiseLand, are very concerned about the spread of malaria. We know its spread is significantly decreased with the use of a bednet, and a bednet only costs $10. Learn more here » By 16 May 2010, CCDP collected donations for 145 bednets!
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On November 7th 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Sylvain Maurais joined us in PromiseLand. He shared stories and experiences of being a Military Chaplain in Afghanistan and asked the children to create symbols of hope to send to our soldiers. The letters and poster we created were carefully packed up and have sent to our troops. We give thanks for all their efforts and sacrifices and pray for peace and justice in our world. [image is a rollover]
Our Annual Christmas Pageant is a highlight of the Holiday Season
The kids of Christ Church Deer Park present...
A Christmas Musical Pageant!
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Lent & Holy Week in PromiseLand.
We have a delicious Pancake Supper to kick-off the Lenten season, followed by a meaningful family service and imposition of ashes. On Good Friday, we have an interactive service remembering Jesus’ walk to Jerusalem and then break bread together.
This Lent, PromiseLand embarked on a journey of Environmental awareness and action! Every day, we tried to do at least one Eco-Action -- packing reusable lunch containers, eating vegetarian/vegan, walking or biking to school -- to reduce our carbon footprint and raise awareness. Thank you to everyone who participated in making our world a little more 'green'! For a list of possible ECO-ACTIONS! - Click here »
PromiseLand - SUNDAYS at 10 am
Come along and join us one Sunday morning - you will be glad you did!
To inquire about the PromiseLand / Kids Faith Club curriculum, please contact Natalie Kemp, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, at 416-920-5211/ bio see here »
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street - Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Z8