Celebrating Children – Westminister knowns what it is like to have children in church. Here is what they have printed up about celebrating children in church. #CelebratingChildren
Having children in church is a great thing. I love to see children come to church. We should see more children come to church. I know some people may not like to see children in church, but this Westminster church has a great solution on celebrating children. Check out what they have to say.
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 one to see and hear what’s going on. They tire of seeing the backs of others’ heads.
Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastor, ushers, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As jesus said, “Let the 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.
To the Members of our Church …
The presence of children is a gift to the Church and they are a reminder that our congregation is growing.
Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.