What are you looking for?

Show:
  • All
  • Media
  • Sermons
  • Staff
  • Events
  • Community Programs

This content is coming from index.php

Kitchener First Steps Gathering

Are you new to Forward? Or maybe you’ve been attending for a little while, and you are still looking for a deeper connection. You are invited to our First Steps Gathering.

This is a space to enjoy a great meal together, connect with others, and learn more about the church. We want everyone in our church to feel welcomed and connected.  Our next First Steps Gathering is happening here at the church on Sunday, March 10, after the church service.  Let us know you are coming by registering ahead of time.

This content is coming from index.php

Camp Forward 2024

We are so glad to have you part of this year’s Camp Forward experience! To see details about camps offered this year, dates, prices, hours, Kitchener bus and more please go to forwardchurch.ca/clubs-and-camps/

Important Registration Instructions
Please read this entire page before beginning to register.

Camper Groups
Kindergarten Camp and Elementary Camp will be divided into smaller groups of campers.  Each group will participate in the same program.  If your child is attending camp with a friend or a sibling and they would like to be in the same group please ensure that they are registered in the same group.  You are able to choose their group during registration.  If the group doesn’t matter to you, please choose a group other than Group 1 as Group 1 tends to fill quickest since most parents choose it by default.  Please note that the groups are subject to change based on camper registration and other factors and are not guaranteed.

Registering

Please ensure that you log in as yourself when prompted after entering the code sent to your cell phone or email. After logging in as yourself you can select the participants (your children).

Weekly Registration Closure
Registration for Camp Forward Day Camps will close at noon, Thursday the week prior to each respective camp week.

Payment Plan, Deposit, Scholarship and Refund Info
We do have scholarships available.  If you would like to apply for one please wait until it has been approved before beginning the registration process.  You can apply for a scholarship by filling out a scholarship application.

You may register with a minimum deposit of $10/week plus $5 each for before/after care per week until May 21.  You can pay off the balance as you can.  The full balance is due on May 21.  You will receive a monthly reminder email.  If you prefer to pay cash or cheque you may to do so by coming to the Forward Church Cambridge office between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm.  After May 21 the full balance is due upon registration.

There is a $10/week non-refundable admin deposit. Cancellations made less than 5 days before the first day of each camp week are totally non-refundable. Deposits are transferable to a new camp week (space permitting) with a minimum of 5 days notice. Exceptions may be made in the case of an emergency.

Campers in Kindergarten
If your child is in JK in the 2023-2024 school year please select “Pre-K” as their grade when registering.  If your child is in SK in the 2023-2024 school year please select “K” as their grade.  Campers must be born in 2019 or older to attend camp.  Children who will enter JK in September 2024 are not yet able to attend camp, and we do not make any exceptions.

Contact Info
If you have questions and/or difficulties with logging in and/or registering, please contact Laura, Director of Camp Forward at laurag@forwardchurch.ca

This content is coming from index.php

Kitchener Child Dedication Prep Class

Our child dedication celebration provides an opportunity for parents to publicly express their decision to raise their child in a way that honours God. It is also a time for our church community to say, “We will partner with you in this journey.”

Join us in person at our Kitchener site on Sunday, April 28, at 6:00 pm. to discover what God desires for your family. This class is required for parents who have not recently attended a prep class and wish to participate in the dedication celebration on Sunday, May12.

This content is coming from index.php

Cambridge Child Dedication Prep Class

Our child dedication celebration provides an opportunity for parents to publicly express their decision to raise their child in a way that honours God. It is also a time for our church community to say, “We will partner with you in this journey.”

Join us in person at our Cambridge site on Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. to discover what God desires for your family. This class is required for parents who have not recently attended a prep class and wish to participate in the dedication celebration on Sunday, May 12.

This content is coming from index.php

Kitchener Easter Jam

Looking for something exciting for the entire family to do this Easter?

Take a break from dyeing eggs and stuffing baskets with candy to join us for an unforgettable Easter experience complete with fun, games, and music!

Join us on Sunday, March 24 at Forward Church Kitchener.

This content is coming from index.php

Cambridge Easter Jam

Looking for something exciting for the entire family to do this Easter? Take a break from dyeing eggs and stuffing baskets with candy to join us at our Cambridge site for an unforgettable Easter experience with fun, games, and music!

The fun starts at 2:00 pm, followed by crafts, games, and goodies!

This content is coming from index.php

How to Walk with Those Who Are Hurting Equip Class

Loss, disappointment, and suffering are painful realities that affect all of us at some point. And when we see a friend, coworker, or loved one go through difficult situations, we want to help. Yet, it can be challenging to know how to respond, or what to say.

In this 3-week Equip Class, you will learn how to come alongside those who are hurting. This class will cover practical skills on how to listen and respond to those in distress. You will also learn to discover how God has worked in your story to prepare you to empathize with others and be a source of gospel-hope.

This class will be available In Person and on Zoom

This content is coming from index.php

Parenting: Navigating the Public School System Equip Class

Many Christian parents are wrestling with the public school system and the influence it can have on their children. In this three week class, you will be able to openly discuss some of the concerns you are experiencing and gain insight into navigating the public school system while being faithful to God as a parent.

This is an opportunity to learn from other believers in Jesus who are both parents and workers in the public school system.

This content is coming from index.php

PD Day Camps Kitchener (2023-2024 school year)

At our P.D. Day Camps, the summer camp fun continues year-round for kids in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Every P.D. Day Camp is a great way to continue friendships with campers and leaders from summer camp or to meet new ones. If you haven’t been to our camps yet this is a great way to find out why kids and families love them.

Our camps are packed with so many fun activities that your child is guaranteed to have a great day.

Registration for the day is $20/child. Regular camp hours are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Before and After Care is also available for $5/child/session and runs from 8:00-9:00 am and from 3:30-5:00 pm, respectively.

All the fun will happen at Forward Church Kitchener (600 Doon Village Rd.)

New for this year, you can sign up for multiple PD day camps at once.  Registration closes the day before camp at 9:30am.  Please double check your school’s calendar before registering as some dates are different based on Public or Catholic school board.

Dates
Monday, November 13
Friday, January 19*
Wednesday, March 13 (March Break)
Wednesday, April 10

*for the PD Day Camp on Friday, January 19 campers will be bussed to the Cambridge site for the day (no extra charge) as we are unable to use our location that day.

Camp Forward is open to everyone so feel free to invite friends! For more information please contact Neil Moody.

This content is coming from index.php

Club Forward Cambridge (2023-2024 school year)

Come join us at Club Forward. Kids in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 come each week to have fun, make friends and enjoy a different activity each week! Kids will be divided into four groups that they will be with each week. Your child’s group will rotate through our four unique activities over the course of the session, so they will have a new adventure each week!

Club Forward runs from 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Winter Semester Dates 

  1. January 15
  2. January 22
  3. January 29
  4. February 5
  5. February 12
  6. February 26
  7. March 4
  8. March 11
  9. March 25
  10. April 8
  11. April 15
  12. April 22
  13. April 29
  14. May 6
  15. May 13

Not meeting February 19 (Family day), March 11 (March Break), April 1 (Easter Monday)

Activity Descriptions (subject to change)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – Come build exciting and custom designs and make fun science experiments!

Sports and games – If you enjoy being active then this is the activity for you! Children will play different sports or games each week.

Crafts – If you like to be creative, then this is the activity for you! Each week you will create a new masterpiece to take home.

Baking – Create a delicious new recipe to take home every week.

Club Forward is open to everyone so feel free to invite friends! For more information please contact Neil Moody

Club Forward takes place at Forward Church Cambridge (55 Franklin Blvd.)