Loving God's Children
“Children are not the church of the future. They are the church of today.” A Priest made this comment at a recent baptism. We should all do our best to make it easier for our children to come to Church. Jesus’s disciples tried to prevent children from distracting him, thinking that he had more important things to do. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of heaven belongs (Matthew 19:14).
Children are welcome every Sunday morning, sometimes meeting in their own groups and sometimes in all age services, and there are special events throughout the year for them.Just as with the adults, we want the children to:
+ Find out about more about God from the Bible.
+ Know that God loves them and that God wants to be involved in their lives.
+ Learn how to pray – both talking and listening to God.
+ Grow in the ways of Jesus.
+ Understand how they can serve God in this community and beyond.
+ While doing this we want children to have fun and make friends!
CHILDREN & CHURCH
We believe our children as being the life, energy, and future of our church. We love and nurture in the spirit of God's love. We have an environment where children are taught childhood stories and values from the Bible. We provide many crafts, readings, and learning projects to nourish their bright minds.
Children of all ages are welcome to receive communion. When we baptize children, we welcome them into the Church family, just as they have been welcomed into our individual families. It takes time for children to understand the history and values of our church family, but they are learning all the time. We want children to learn how their Church family breaks bread and shares it, so as soon as your child has been baptized and is able to eat solid food, they are most welcome to receive Holy Communion. So please encourage them to receive if they want to.
ST. PAUL'S DAY SCHOOL
St. Paul’s Day School offers three- and four-year-old children creative learning activities in a safe, small, nurturing Christian environment. We offer three-morning and five-morning a week programs, from September through May.
For more information, call us (540) 663-2141 or EMAIL.
If you'd like to learn more or have specific questions please contact us by EMAIL or call (540)-663-3085.