The staffed Nan Slinn Nursery and Playroom is available for children up to 3 years. It is located on the second floor through the door at the front right side of the Sanctuary and up the stairs. The worship service is ‘piped’ into the nursery if you choose to remain with your child. A wall-mounted change table is located in the washroom near the nursery. Please ask if you need directions, someone will be happy to take you.
Godly Play at MacKay United welcomes children to an innovative and unique program, which creates a story around the children so that they find themselves right in the middle of a Biblical scene, and then it invites them to look around, make observations, ask questions, and “wonder” about what it means and how it might affect their own lives. “Storytellers” and “doorkeepers” work together to make this a safe and exciting experience.
From Godly Play Canada: "Godly Play is a "spiral curriculum." In the circle of Godly Play, the same core stories are told year after year. Through the retelling of stories at different ages and stages and with different individuals in the circle, we go ever deeper into the stories of our faith, we strengthen our Christian identity, and we trust the Spirit to reveal something new with each telling. The connections and relationships made possible through the internet, seem to provide endless connectivity.
Older Children join our youth teacher to further delve into the stories and reflect on their messages and application in the current day. We also further our understanding through presentations of original plays and songs based on the bible. Another important aspect of this group is a number of fundraising initiatives to support local not-for-profits.