Worship is the celebration of the Good News about God and the relationship with God that is available to everyone through God’s grace. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) Children weren’t secondary to Jesus, nor are they to us. Church is the place to make the connection with God and between each generation of worshiper.
We have an exciting new program in the works involving our educational programs children’s church. You can contact the Pastor be email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office 562-422-5833. The house of God is a place where everyone should feel free to talk to God about anything; distractions aside, the greatest celebrations of God’s love are reserved for children and families.
Paying it forward by sharing the Good News and serving the community is what we are all about. Please know that we hold anyone who brings a child to worship in the highest regard. You and your children can find a church home, here. Here, your family is loved.
Top Tips for Families in Worship
1. Worship is a safe place, a place of learning, and a place for participation for all. Worry less about how children behave in the service and more about what they are, seeing, feeling, and experiencing.
2. There are many mysteries in worship but sometimes mystery equates with scary so prime the pump and let them know what to expect ahead of time. Then allow them to sing, dance and pray as they feel.
3. It is not an inconvenience to God or the congregation if a child is bored or tired or fussy during the worship service. It is completely acceptable for a child to lay down in the pew, cuddle with you, or play with a favorite toy.
4. If you think you are at the end of your rope because of unwanted behavior, feel free to talk to Pastor Heather. A problem is a solution waiting to happen.
You don’t need to feel embarrassed by your children’s behavior because crying babies and laughing children are signs of life in a community church.
Keep an eye out for Parent Cafe activities in the coming
year as this important program continues to serve the
community in 2018. We look forward to fellowship and
interaction and developing a new set of tools to deal with
life in SoCal.