We love children at First Pres New Haven, and we love having them worship with us. They are welcome, even when they’re lively, just as God created them, full of wiggles and giggles.
We invite you to sit where your children can see and hear what’s going on. If you can, explain the parts of worship. Encourage them to sing the hymns, pray and voice responses. Children learn how to worship by actively taking part in worship.
During the “Time for Children of All Ages” the children will be invited to come to the front of the worship space to sit with Pastor Jinny. Parents, feel free to come forward with your children. Afterwards, every child can take a worship bag with activities and art supplies to engage with during the rest of the service.
If you need to leave the service with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”