On Good Friday (April 19, 2019), anytime between 8:30am and 11:30am, join the  Westheights family as we remember our Lord’s death and celebrate how it changed everything. This year, we’re inviting families to participate in The Journey to the Cross experience together! This experience will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

It’s important for children to have the opportunity to worship with their parents and to see their grown-ups participating in worship within a larger community. Seeing and hearing you reflect, respond, and worship, and participating alongside you, sends them a powerful message: “I am a Christ-follower, and I belong to a family/community of Christ-followers!”

While we made every effort to ensure that all parts of our guided experience are child-appropriate, the Good Friday story is a serious and dramatic one, so please feel free to contact me (519-741-1986, ext. 803 or email kids@westheights.org) if you have any questions.

The journey will be a quiet experience, possibly alongside other “travellers,” so as you explain and read to your children throughout the experience—and please do!—be sure to talk as quietly as possible. We have already been talking to the children about this unique “whisper activity” where they will be expected to whisper throughout if they would like to participate.

Your enthusiasm for this special event will rub off, so help them to anticipate watching Mom, Dad, or others they know participate, and honour their curiosity by answering all their questions—even if you have to whisper! 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!

To read more about this experience, read our earlier blog.