Children in Worship
At Christ Congregation, we don’t just think our kids are the future—we believe they are the heart of our present! We help our kids cultivate their growing spirits and teach them the values of our life together as a church. Many of our children choose to stay with their parents in our intergenerational worship service, but nursery care and Sunday School are always available. Whether in worship or in a classroom, at church our kids explore the meaning of different Bible stories, learn about important Christian rituals, get a feel for the rhythms of worship, sing, and learn what it means to be a part of what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called, "The Beloved Community."
TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNGEST CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST . . .
- Children learn worship behavior by copying you. Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Feel free to quietly explain the parts of the service and the actions of the minister, choir, etc.
- If you have to leave the service with your child for some reason, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”
- Remember: 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 they are at home in this house of worship.
- Please feel free to pick up a worship tote with children's bulletins at the back entrance of the sanctuary. We hope they help make your child feel comfortable and welcome.