CHILDREN, CHURCH, AND CHILD CARE
Our continuing thanks to those who volunteer to care for children in child care. Not only do children get to know and feel loved by adults in the congregation, adults also get to know the wonderful babies and young children in our midst. A win-win for everyone!
We are blessed to have an ever-expanding group of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Because of the needs of our youngest Songbirds and the limited space of the child care room, it is important that children over first grade remain in worship with their families. Should parents or grandparents work
in child care, please arrange for your older child to sit with friends in worship. (Teachers are always happy for children to sit with us.)
We are also blessed to have older children in our midst! To help meet their needs and to learn about worship, we offer Activity Bags that are found near the welcome center. We will also have various books and Children's Bibles available on the bookshelf at the entrance to the Chapel for children to use.
Some tips for helping children learn about worship are:
1. Encourage children to participate by singing, praying, sitting and standing as appropriate.
2. Prep children to use the Community Prayer Time as a time to voice their prayers for others.
3. Use a Bible to read along with the liturgist. Ask older children to look up the scripture.
4. Encourage children to participate in the Children's Message.
5. Contact Bob McMillan or Michael Jennings if your child would like to be an acolyte.
6. Point out the various parts of worship and their meaning.
Most of all, know how welcome children of all ages are at New Song! They add life, energy and zest to our days and hope to our futures. Thank you, families, for bringing your precious children to New Song Church. Keep up the good work!