Ministries and Programs 
Sunday Service times
  • 10:30 AM – September thru May
  • 10:00 AM – June thru August. 
  • Note exception – Labour Day Weekend – service at 10:00 AM
Sunday School
9:30 AM all ages
10:30 AM Pre K to Grade 3
 
Sunday School
  • September – May
  • 9:30 AM- Pre K-Grade 3, Grade 4-5, Grade 6-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12, Adult Study
  • 10:30 AM- Children Pre K to Grade 3 attend the service with their parents and part way through leave with the teachers.
Sunday school activities include singing, games, bible stories, drama and crafts. Our curriculum is engaging and fun with opportunities for all types of learners (tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, artistic, musical )
Monday
7:30 – 9:00 PMNext Level
Next Level mens Ministries  http://www.nextlevelministries.ca
  • Nextlevel ministries is a nondenominational Christian organization dedicated to providing the opportunity and means for men to engage in life-transforming relationships with other men through their involvement in a Nextlevel Covenant Group or a mentoring friendship.
  • Our ministry practices are built upon the observation that many Christian men flounder or stagnate because they lack healthy spiritual relationships. Our goal is to provide instrumental support for the development of Christian men, through the perpetuation of authentic, intentional and committed relationships. As such, we promote and facilitate healthy Christian community among men. By community we mean koinonia—biblical fellowship.
 
Tuesday
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 
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Women’s Coffee Break   https://www.crcna.org/CoffeeBreak
  • September – May
  • Child care provided
  • We chose the name “Coffee Break” to express the relaxed atmosphere in which friends can take time to discuss and discover life together.
  • Coffee Break is an evangelism and discipleship approach that connects both believers and seekers to the Bible, leading to transformed lives. Three components make this approach effective:
    • Small Groups
      Coffee Break small groups create safe places where friends read and learn together what the Bible says and means. Life change occurs as group members explore and live out what they learn.
    • Infuse Bible Studies
      Infuse Bible Studies aim to help people discover where faith and life meet. The approach to Bible study in this series emphasizes discovery (the reader discovers what the Bible has to say by asking questions and seeking answers from the passage studied). Additional insights from history and other sources help to fill in details that connect each study to the larger story of God’s love and care for us all.
    • Evangelistic Focus
      The evangelistic effectiveness of Coffee Break is deeply rooted in prayer, caring relationships, and reading the Bible. In this environment the Holy Spirit draws people into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.
Tuesday  
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Youth Group
  • September – June
  • Youth Group is a program at the Athens CRC that provides Youth age 14 and up with an opportunity to hang out with friends and youth of the same age in a safe environment were they can be themselves without adults or other youth making them feel uncomfortable. We provide a time of just socializing, a time to talk about upcoming events, a short impactful message usually using media such as videos, a time of games as well as snack. There is always time for youth to share what is on their heart with others, in private, through Facebook  messaging or in a group time for those who wish to stay for an extra hour after Youth is done. A Facebook page is also used to keep everyone informed about what is happening. We offer fun events, game nights and outings as well. Come on out and join us, we are sure you won’t be disappointed.
 
Thursday
7:00 – 9:00PM
 
Gems Girls Club      http://gemsgc.org 
  • October – April
  • The mission of GEMS Girls’ Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Our vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others—girls equipped, motivated, and passionately engaged in living out their faith.
  • For girls in Grades 4-8
  • We meet as a group currently on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. We invite girls to join in interactive games and Bible Studies. We participate in worship songs together as well as using our creative minds for crafts. You will meet new people and make great friends. We teach love and kindness, respect and loyalty. We talk about bullying and enemies. We learn more about Jesus and how he is ever present in our everyday lives and how we can become more like Him.
Thursday
7:00 – 9:00 PM
 
  • October – April
  • For boys Grades 4 to 8
  • The Calvinist Cadet Corps or Cadets is an independent (non-denominational) youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with a ministry program that will enable the counsellors to effectively share Christ’s love with boys through badges like, camping, archery, woodworking ,model rocketry, baking, and many, many more, in all 124 badges. Founded in 1952, the Corps has more than 600 clubs throughout North America and “brother clubs” in Australia and New Zealand. We are also reaching out to boys in Africa with clubs in Kenya and Uganda. “Calvinist” means that God is in all parts of our lives not just on Sunday.
    We meet every Thursday night from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. from October to April. 

We have events like:

  • Cadet Floor Hockey Tournament
  • Snow Derby — Teams of boys pack their supplies on a sled and compete against each other and the elements in skills like fire-building, tent set up, compass reading or GPS, knots and lashing, obstacle course, cliff rescue, and first aid, by pulling a sled thought course.
  • Cadet-O-Rama — at the end of the year in this event we display the crafts, activities and Badges of the clubs.
  • Model Car Derby — Often combined with Cadet-O-Rama — it is an event where the boys construct race cars out of blocks of wood and place them on a sloping track to see whose car will do the best job at harnessing gravity. Prizes are awarded for speed and appearance.