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Inviting children to pass the peace

Since hearing Diana Butler Bass speak at CEF last October, I have been pondering her four-part “Agenda for Christian Formation.” Inspired by her book, Grounded, she suggests where and how people are searching for God:

  • Spiritual Peace and Well Being
  • Sense of Awe and Wonder about the Universe
  • Deep Sense of Gratitude
  • Engaging Meaning and Purpose of Life

IMG_20170724_092536Yesterday during worship, I used a wonderful picture book, What Does Peace Feel Like?, as a guided meditation for the entire congregation to remember a time they felt a sense of peace. Since our children’s time is right before passing of the peace, it was a perfect, experiential lead-in to that part of worship. Pull this book out anytime you find yourself searching for a moment of peace in a chaotic world. You can read more about the meditation on our church blog.

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2 thoughts on “Inviting children to pass the peace

  1. In our congregation, the children lead the passing of the peace. It follows immediately after the time intentionally for children in our worship service. We saw a prayer together and then the kids all stand up, face the congregation and say, “The peace of Christ be with you.”

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