The children are not the future of the church, they are the church.
- Father Matt
We have heard from some parents asking for a First Communion type class. Good news! We are bringing back our Preparing for Communion Class appropriate for young readers (typically grades 1-3, although older children are also welcome). The class will meet during the first part of the 10 o’clock service on April 22 and 29. The children will then join me behind the altar to celebrate Holy Communion on Sunday May 6. If you would like your children to learn more about what is happening during the worship service and especially about the meaning of Holy Communion, this is a good opportunity.
We tried in September to offer child care in the Parish Hall Nursery and a Children’s Service of the Word in the Choir Room during the first part of the 10 o’clock service. Unfortunately attendance was too light and infrequent to justify employing a childcare provider and preparing a lesson plan. But we are wondering if now that spring is coming whether there are any children and parents interested in trying again. We need to hear from you! Also whether you and your children might be interested in a late June or early July Vacation Bible Study week—we could do it but it takes commitment and volunteers. Please let us know by contacting Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com). We will gladly work together to provide spiritual and religious education for our amazing kids (and their parents).