To Parents of Young Children

  • 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 children to see and hear.

  • Sing hymns loudly, pray, and voice the responses with enthusiasm. Children learn behavior by copying you. If you are fired up about God, they will be too!

  • Remember that they way we welcome Children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, to Christ, to one another. Let them know that they are at home in the Church.

  • Teach Children some of the basic prayers, being able to join in with the prayers helps them feel they are contribute too. Attend worship regularly. Children like and need routines where they can participate.

  • Children are invited to participate in communion where they learn that God loves them.

To the members of the church: A smile of encouragement is always welcome to parents with small, active children. The presence of children is a gift to the church. They give us a future filled with hope.