"33 kids, more or less. One sermon written by a 10 year old in one month. One pastoral prayer written by my friend Susanna in one month. One benediction written by my brother James. A prayer of thanksgiving prepared by my cousins. 3 children's choirs with little time to practice. Writing the affirmation of faith in one Sunday School hour. 45 minutes this morning to practice. This is a true story of the children of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in 2016. We give thanks to God for strong will and our growing faith. No matter if you’re a kid like me or a grown up - Jesus said it best: 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Children of God.'" - Carter Hales, 5th grader
"The best part was standing up at the front and reading my part. I was afraid of messing up but I liked everybody listening to me." - James, 3rd grader. His mom goes on to say, “He also was very excited to go to church Sunday morning - which is rather unusual. He kept saying, "I can't wait for Children's Sabbath!"
Blessed be, indeed! Reflecting on a wonderful Sunday of our children leading worship, I am honored and humbled to serve in ministry alongside these remarkable children. I am grateful for a congregation that nurtures and celebrates all ages.
And just when we think this week couldn't get any better for Kids @ Glenn? Join us for a special Children's Ash Wednesday Service tonight at 6:15 p.m. in the Little Chapel (don't be late...it really is only 15 minutes!).
Grace and Peace,