Children & Family
Children & Family Articles
Children, just like adults, have times of grief that need nurture and guidance. Here are ideas and resources, including a new book “My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes.”
As people engaged in communicating the love of God to children, we know the value of age appropriate learning led by loving teachers using pedagogically sound resources. And we also understand the importance of including children in intergenerational worship.
Too often I’ve witnessed parents, weary and worried about disrupting the service, apologize to the people around because their children were wiggly or loud. They shouldn’t have to feel that way. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers may wonder at times if it is worth all the effort. This letter is for them:
Last September I started a several-years-overdue sabbatical. Along with reading and prayer, I also enjoyed visiting other places of worship to see how people of faith worship God in different settings. Some of these church visits have been family-friendly, but others not as much. So it was that on the days when I visited a church that might not be a good fit for them, my children suggested that we do ‘family church’ or ‘home church’ instead.
Will your church be using Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John for Lent? Meeting Jesus is a six week program for small groups, teenaged and older. But what about younger children? Three ideas including a Godly Play series.
A parenting group at church flourishes with some support from church leadership and answering basic questions in its early stages.
At Home in This Life celebrates beautiful, messy, amazingly tender, unbalanced life, by imperfectly practicing one spiritual discipline at a time.
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