Children's Day

Children's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in June.

Why Celebrate Children's Day?

  • It is an affirmation of children and those who work with children.
  • It is a celebration of the relationships we enjoy, past experiences, and rough spots we have gone through--the life we share together.
  • It is a time to remember that our children are a gift from God as well as what God has done for our children.
  • It is a time when kingdom priorities are made evident: "…and a little child shall lead them" (Isaiah 11:6); "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it" (Luke 18:16-17). Children show us the way of joy, celebration, and love.
  • It is a time for the inclusion of children in special and meaningful worship experiences to involve them in the life of the church.
  • It is a time for modeling love and encouraging parents and teachers in their relationships with their children. Likewise, children model for us the ways that we can be open to the gifts of the Spirit.
  • It is a time to rejoice in God's presence, guidance, comfort, power, companionship, and assurance--all of which are given to our children through the Spirit.
  • It is a time to mark another year of healthy growth. Spiritual growth is celebrated much like a successful year of growth at the time of the harvest. The Holy Spirit is the agent of this growth, guiding young lives to the truth and instructing them in it.

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