Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tips for A Happy All-Ages Service

Tips for A Happy All-Ages Service:

Sit in the main seating area, close to the front, so your child(ren)
can see and don't have to turn in their chair.

Dress up a little, let children know that this is a very special
event! Tell them that you expect them to stay seated and enjoy the

Bring money for children to contribute to the offering, maybe their
own money.

Have quiet toys or activities in reserve, but set the expectation that
the service will hold their attention. Good choices would be finger
knitting, a small doodle pad, or beeswax to mold.

Leave electronics at home. They simply don't belong in a worship

Some children enjoy worship more when they are with peers, find your
child's classmates and sit together.

The RE Council members are on site to help. We'll have some quiet toys

If your child is really having a hard time sitting quietly, don't
hesitate to step out for a drink of water or a breath of fresh air.

Learning to go to a Sunday morning church service is one of the most
important things our children and youth can learn.
Blessings to you all!

1 comment:

Paul Oakley said...

Amen! Preach it, sister!

You know me, Kari. I think every worship service should be "intergenerational" or multi-generational - i.e., inclusive of all ages. Thanks for sharing these how-to ideas!