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June Family Connection Part 3

on June 14, 2017

The Sunday School classroom isn’t the only place our kids can connect with their faith.  Here’s this month’s tip on incorporating faith into everyday life, and for helping kids of all ages engage in the worship service!

Faith at Home:  It can be tricky and sometimes feel forced when we try to find times to talk about our faith in the middle of the business of everyday life.  As we look to the end of the school year, and the change of pace that comes with summer, it can be a great way to reflect on all that God is doing.  Is there some stress that comes with the end of the school year?  Take time to pray about those things!  Look back on what accomplishments you can celebrate from this past school year, and take time to make a celebration/thank you list to God.  As you plan summer adventures, come up with creative ways you as a family can be a blessing to others you might meet along the way.  After these adventures, use meals or car rides to ask how everyone saw God in what they experienced.

Engaging Kids at Church: It’s never too early to come alongside kids to help them participate in worship.  It is our desire that all kids have the chance to be part of our time of worship together.  We’ve been sharing different tips each month for helping kids of all ages – even toddlers – to find their place as participants in worship, not just observers.  During the summer months, children are in the worship service a bit longer, including staying in through the prayer time.  On the way to church, ask them to think of praises or prayer requests they’d want to share during church.  During prayer time, consider having a family huddle or all holding hands together to make that time special.  Practice learning the Lord’s Prayer at home so they can say it with everyone in church!

We look forward to the change of pace that comes with summer, and all the ways we can find refreshment in God’s endless love for us!

 

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