Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress all of their energy in God’s house. All are welcome and we welcome the children most of all! We believe every one at church is here on purpose — and that includes the children attending worship.
You don’t have to sit in the back. Think about sitting toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. Seeing only the backs of the heads of the adults in front of them is boring!
Quietly explain the parts of the worship service, the actions of the Pastor, acolytes (the candle lighters) and choir. Sing the hymns, pray, and speak the responses. Children learn to worship by copying you. If you have to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back as soon as you can. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me”.
We provide different Sunday School experiences at 9:40 and 11:00. Both encourage children to find their way closer to God while equipping them with the necessary tools to face worldly issues.
Parents get weekly cue cards to help them lead discussions with their children throughout the week to reinforce what they learned in their large and small group time. Online games and resources are also available to take that discussion further. From the time your child is born until they graduate high school, you only have 940 weekends with them. Let’s come together to make those weekends count!
We recognize that the first understanding that infants and young children have of Christ’s Church is through their experience in the nursery. Our witness to our children is to provide a sanctuary in which they can experience God’s world through their senses. They will hear calm, happy voices and be stimulated through conversation. They will see a bright, inviting room with toys and feel comfortable in touching and exploring the nursery rooms and its contents. They will be surrounded and comforted by people of faith: nursery caregivers, church staff and members of the congregation.
A professionally staffed nursery is provided on Sunday Mornings and for many other events. Nursery care is for ages birth to five years. Childcare is provided, by reservation, through the nursery for Bible studies, committee meetings and during special events.
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First United Methodist Church of Owasso
13800 E 106th St N
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