As Christians, our primary source of spiritual formation is our Sunday worship Service. Recognizing that children deserve to engage in Church in a way that is intelligible to them, we (along with many other Protestant Churches) have offered Church School during Sunday worship. This allows children and youth to have the Word of God presented to them in ways that make sense. However, it can leave children feeling they are not part of the community. In fact, this can hurt the whole community because without children present we can easily forget the wideness of God's community. When children are part of the Sunday congregation we are reminded that our faith is incarnational, joyful, and may be expressed in a wide variety of ways.
From time to time, we offer special events for children within our worship. These activities are designed to bring all generations together to explore faith in a new way. I continue to explore the medium of video and will publish short formational videos to prepare families to worship together on Sunday.
For Families (and the young at heart)
It has been a year since we began staying home to save lives. In fact March 8, 2020 was the last Sunday we gathered as a whole church community to worship. We now enter a new phase of the pandemic, as new cases have plateaued and vaccinations have begun. Here in our state, schools are preparing to welcome students back to school full-time in-person.
Let us take a moment to pray, both to mark the anniversary and to mark this transition.
Illustrated ministry has provided these beautiful prayers that you can color as individuals or as a family. Please enjoy.
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