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Children's Sabbath 2023

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:1-3

On Sunday October 22, 2023, our church joined thousands of churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across the country to celebrate children as a sacred gift of God. Children's Sabbath is a Sunday meant to remind and encourage people to care, protect, and advocate for all children. To celebrate this Sunday, we had children from our church lead the worship services, as well as a special message from our Director of Christian Education, Kim Carroll.

You can watch a recording of our 11:15 am service here.

Sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, the annual Children's Sabbath is a part of a movement that aims to unite religious congregations of all faiths across the nation in shared concern for children and a common commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf. The focus of this year's Children's Sabbath celebration is advocating for young children, ages 0-5.

The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. Their website is a wealth of information on how you can take action to advocate for children's welfare.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help young children, consider checking out this article from the Children's Defense Fund or Start Early, a campaign for early learning.

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