Children in Worship

TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST…

Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house.
All are welcome!

Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.

Quietly explain the parts of the liturgy and actions of the Priest, etc.  Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn to pray with their community by copying you.

If you feel you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”

Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.

Please let your child use the reverse side of this card to draw and doodle.

TO OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH
The presence of children is a gift to the Church and they remind us that our church is growing.
Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.
Children, feel free to do your artwork or words on the back of this page!

Visit our Church website at http://www.oneresurrection.org

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