"You will never get into God's kingdom unless you enter it like a child!” Luke 18:17 CEB
Children live their spirituality through and beyond their senses. They experience and embrace the mysteries of God and Spirit freely. Then, when they become grown-ups, they can share the privilege of experiencing of God with them - readily seeing Spirit move in the world.
At Lynn Valley United Church:
We believe in supporting families from a holistic perspective - understanding that the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual aspects of our lives are interconnected and essential to our individual and community wellness.
We believe that inter-generational relationships are essential in supporting the quality of life of young people and families in our community.
We believe that children have an inherent ability to connect with their own spirit within and with the one Spirit that unites all things. It is our joy and our responsibility as adults and program leaders to share the riches of the tradition we received from the centuries, and to encourage, support, and respect the inherent spiritual gifts of the children who find their way among us.
Each Sunday morning, children and youth join the whole congregation in worship at 10:30 am. One child usually volunteers to help light the Christ Candle. Together we sing, we pray, we welcome one another, we share peace. There is a weekly theme or story. "Blanket time" is an all-ages story reading - about 20 minutes into the service.