Thursday, June 6, 2013

Children In Church

There is a great post from "That Mom" titled "Dear Parents with Young Children in Church". Please take a moment to read it.

Somewhere in the 343 comments is this:
“There is no such thing as a loud child in church, dear. We are all here to worship in our own way, and the little ones just do it best out loud.”
Thank you Cindy Yanchury via Charlotte Teel on Facebook for finding the quote.

Children should be in church. The young ones will be antsy and want to move about but for me as pastor that is OK. As they grow they will begin to settle down. I also know as one who has sat in the pews that children can be a distraction, but haven't all of us learned to tune out distractions. Many of us read while the television is on. Many of us carry on conversations while at a rowdy basketball game. Can we simply tune out the noise children are bound to make while in worship? Perhaps we may want to worship with the joy and noise of a child.

While on vacation,
Pastor Gary

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