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Children in Worship - Praise Factory

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This is a reminder of some Praise Factory schedule changes for Kindergarten and First Grade (K-1).

The K-1 Praise Factory children will no longer be meeting all four (4) weeks of the month. They will align with the older kids (2nd-5th grade) in meeting only the first three (3) weeks of each month. This Sunday, April 28, is a fourth Sunday and all Praise Factory children Kindergarten through Fifth grade will be in service. 

This is being sent out to the church body as a whole so we are all aware and ready to encourage families with younger children.

The purpose of this change is to begin introducing K-1st-grade children more to the Worship gathering and gaining exposure and training for one of the most valuable times we hold as a church. We want our children to see and grow in their participation in the singing of truth to worship God, how we give back to God in our tithes and offerings, times of corporate prayer, and also how we highly value God's preached Word each Lord's Day.

For those who have been with us for a while, these children would typically only join the church on the fifth Sunday of a month. The same resources are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Different activity sheets are available for different age ranges and as always, parents can bring their own activities to train up children in the Worship Gathering.

We will be sending out more materials in the weeks and months to come to help parents in this training ground and also some clear biblical teaching on why we feel this is important.

I have included a helpful article that gives an overview and some helpful advice on this topic from Desiring God's founder and wife: 

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-family-together-in-gods-presence

If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me via email or visit with me in person.

-- Sam Walker SDG