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What Children Need from a Church

In a blogpost entitled A Child Speaks About Church, pastor Steve Lindsley and director of children and family ministries Lynn Turnage share six things children need from a church.  211 more words


Children in Worship

Recently I spent some time with a group of laity who are committed to serving children.  It was an opportunity for us to discuss the impact of sharing our faith, and practical ways to serve the community through reaching out to children.  185 more words


Better Than Oprah?

Circle round for freedom
Circle round for peace
For all of us imprisoned
Circle for release…

This circle is something I missed terribly two years ago when I was on sabbatical. 2,802 more words

Sermons And Homilies

Children in Worship

One of the interests on my sabbatical leave is looking at children in worship, in particular the ways children are included in the worship service. I have taken note of this already as I have attended different worship services so far on my sabbatical. 615 more words

Minister's Sabbatical Leave

Creatures of joy and wonder

Sunday Evening

We received new members this morning. As the families stood near the altar rail and the Assisting Minister led the prayers, our newest and most energetic member – a little girl of three – stepped onto the kneeling cushions, grasped the rail, and started bouncing on the relatively new (and thick) (and bouncy) cushions. 423 more words


The sound of a hundred snakes

I remember as a child being somewhat confused by the number of times in the Sunday worship service we asked for forgiveness.

We always began the service with a general confession and declaration of forgiveness. 756 more words


Mark 11: Telling the Palm Sunday Story Together

Here’s a fresh and appropriate way to engage children in scripture telling for Palm Sunday,

Mark 11: Telling the Palm Sunday Story Together.

Blessings in the name of the Lord.

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