Sunday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.
There are moments when we get a glimpse of spirituality seeping out of our children. We hear it in their prayers and songs, and we see it when they share in the elements of worship and devotion to God. In those moments, we realize that our children are developing a faith. They are nurturing a belief in God that will grow and sustain them throughout their lives.
This happens for children because we, the adults in their lives, give them the gift of God. We give God to our children. We do this in simple ways. When we bring children to Bible study and worship, we are giving the gift of God. When we pray with our children, we are giving them the gift of God. When we teach them the practices and tenets of our faith, we are giving them the gift of God.
It is our hope that our children will take this gift and make it their own. Our ministry to children at Highland Hills also seeks to give the gift of God to our children. Each year in January, we hold a class for children who are interested in making a profession of faith in Christ and want to follow Christ in baptism. This class is called, "Seekers in Sneakers." Seekers in Sneakers will be held on Sunday, January 12, at 5:00 p.m. While the children are meeting with our Minister to Children, Ruth DuCharme, parents are invited to a time of casual conversation with Jake and Erin Hall. In this "Parenting from the Pew" session, Jake and Erin will talk about the ways that parents can guide their children to receive the gift of God into their lives.