Celebrate Children at SHUMC
TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST…
Relax! God put the wiggles in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are Welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little one to see and hear what’s going on. They don’t like seeing the back of other’s heads.
Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastor, usher, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you must leave the service with your child, please do but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the Children come to me.”
Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in the house of worship.
TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH
The presence of children is a gift to the church, and they are a reminder that our congregation is growing.
Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.