Children

Gloria Dei encourages families to attend worship together. Children and youth are encouraged to be full participants in our faith community! Worship is one of the basic ways people learn what it means to be Christian.
  • Children learn worship by worshiping with the congregation Sunday after Sunday. They learn they belong to Christ and are welcome in the Church.
  • They learn to know the Lord’s Prayer and other parts of the liturgy from memory.
  •  They build a fund of memorable, shared experiences of Christian community from which they may draw when they are older.
  • They are enriched by the beauty of music and art as expressions of praise and as human responses to God.
  • They hear stories from the Bible read and interpreted, and begin to see Christian worship as one place where God may speak to them.
  • They witness the drama of Baptism and Eucharist as signs of God’s grace.
  • They discover that they are valued as persons by God and by the people of God at Church.
Bringing children to worship may not always be easy, but it is an essential part of their growth in Christ. AND the Body of Christ assembled is incomplete in their absence. We need and welcome children!
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