For this year’s Good Friday Service, we’re inviting families of SK and up kids to participate together! This year’s Good Friday service is on April 3 at 10:30 a.m.
It’s important for children to have the opportunity to worship alongside their parents and family members—and to see their grown-ups participating in worship within a larger community. Seeing and hearing you worship, and worshipping alongside you, sends them a powerful message: “I am a worshipper, and I belong to a family and community of worshippers!”
As they arrive, children in SK-Grade 5 will receive Good Friday Activity Packs. Wise is the parent who holds onto them until the speaker begins…
This service will also be a Communion Service—something brand-new for many kids—so we would encourage you to take some time for discussion–see below for ideas–and perhaps even try Family Communion at home before you arrive on Good Friday. That way, if you plan to have your children participate in Communion, you’ll have a good grasp of their understanding of it, and they’ll be more able to appreciate it as a meaningful and personal experience.
If you don’t feel they’re ready to participate, please let them know that it’s the right thing to “pass” on it, and help them to understand what the Lord’s Supper means. Your enthusiasm for this special event will rub off, so help them to anticipate watching Mom, Dad, and others they know participate, and honour their curiosity by answering all their questions—even if you have to whisper the answers in the middle of the service! When was the last time your child saw you taking part in Communion? What a meaningful moment to share.
Let’s make it count in their lives! See you there!
There will be child care for infants (Infant Care room) up to JK (lower level).