Rideau Park offers a wide variety of youth activities. Each one of the activities below also has a volunteer opportunity. For more information please feel free to call the church office or the contact listed with the activity.

Teaching and Study Programs

JUNIOR YOUTH CLASS: A group for junior high school aged youth which meets in the Beecroft balcony during the 10:00 am Sunday service.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Teens wishing to talk about faith issues and church membership are invited to attend confirmation classes. These groups have often been the source of long friendships among the youth, and we would ask you to encourage your child’s attendance.  Contact Rev. Steve Clifton (613-733-3156 ext. 225 or sclifton@rideaupark.ca) for more information.

GROUP FOR FRIENDS: This is both an evening of fun and a support group for physically or mentally challenged people aged 18 to 40. It meets at Rideau Park for events such as dances and movie/pizza nights. For more info, contact the office at 613-733-3156 ext 229.

Music Programs

YOUTH BELLS is a large group of fun and diverse bell ringers in grades 7+. You will find us in the Sanctuary on Thursdays from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. No prior music experience required – we will teach you everything you need to know to join in and ring the bells. This group loves exploring an eclectic mix of pieces (we have done ABBA, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Les Misérables) and we enjoy learning cool and interesting new techniques for making music. We share our music in the fall term at the Christmas Bell concert (beginning of Advent), the Christmas Pageant and on Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome to take part. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Gordon at gordon@dewis.ca.

CHANCEL CHOIR is an adult choir which enhances the worship experience on Sunday mornings. The choir supports the congregation in singing hymns, sings anthems and leads the liturgy of the service. This choir is not auditioned and rehearses September to May on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. It is also open to young adults who might be interested.Please contact Iain Macpherson 613-733-3156 ext 226 or choirdirector@rideaupark.ca if you are interested in joining.

AFRICAN DRUMMING: Want to try African Drumming? Want to improve your rhythm, singing, drumming or ensemble skills within a fun-filled, friendly environment? Interested in joining this new venture? Open to everyone old enough to hold a drum, especially youth – pre-teens, teens, young adults, adults, and all those who are young at heart! Questions? Contact Iain Macpherson, Music Ministry Coordinator, 613-733-3156 ext 226 or choirdirector@rideaupark.ca.