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A Summer Rest from Sunday School

As summer is quickly approaching, we again take time to give thanks to God for another great year of Sunday School teaching. We are blessed with godly and capable teachers at every level of Sunday School. I hope that this past year, God has grown you in some way as you or your children experienced Sunday School. As last summer, this year the Session, the Christian Discipl...

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A Model for Family Worship

Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of Family Worship. If you never have tried Family Worship or you are looking for a new model, let me suggest one example: Read, Sing, Pray. Keep in mind, this is not the only way to do Family Worship. So if you have a pattern that works for you, keep it! Our practice takes only 10-15 minutes…much more and our family would prob...

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Prioritize Family Worship

Let’s just admit something. There are two responses when someone sees the words, “Family Worship.” The Traumatic Response Some of you hear the phrase and begin to shudder, having traumatic flashbacks of trying to do devotions with your children in the midst of tears, fighting, or squirrely kids. In fact, there is probably a counseling center somewhere d...

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Give a book this Christmas!

Looking for books to give at Christmas? Here are some suggestions for children as well as grown-ups. Merry shopping!...

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Why are all those kids in the worship service?

We have chosen to include our children in our regular worship services at ECC rather than having a separate children's church. Why is that? And how can we, as grown-up members of the congregation, support our families as they seek to train their children in worship?...

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