Welcoming Children To Worship

Lynn Springfield   -  
 Since the pandemic changed up our traditional offering of Worship Workshops, throughout the five Sundays in October, we offered an exploration of worship and The Lord’s Prayer in Rotation Stations Sunday School. In the Art Station, children learned about the liturgical seasons and decorated cloth stoles to represent the seasons. In the Science Station, the children experimented with yeast and with refraction and identified ways that our Christian worship differs from worship of other faiths. In the Prayer Station, children learned a body prayer for the Lord’s Prayer. In the Drama Station, children became bulletin detectives, participated in guided worship in the Jane Bell Gathering Space, and participated in plays. In the Games Station, children ran a relay based on our main Bible verse: Give us this day our daily bread. In the Music Station, the children sang the Doxology and other songs of praise. 
On November 6, children were officially welcomed to worship in a guided service. It was particularly special because they were able to observe our church’s two sacraments – baptism and communion – and it was All Saints Sunday. Their take-home pieces were children’s Bibles, worship milestones, worship booklets, and children’s catechisms. For families who weren’t able to attend, contact Tonya Higgins at thiggins@whitememorial.org.
By Lynn Springfield