Pastor Changes Part III: Welcoming the new pastor and their family
Children's Sermons / Welcoming All Families

Pastor Changes Part III: Welcoming the new pastor and their family

The first Sunday of July is often the first Sunday worshiping with the new pastor for United Methodist churches with a new appointment.  The goal of children’s time on the first Sunday is to introduce children to the new pastor and to model generously welcoming new people to the congregation. For the following children’s message, … Continue reading

Easter Weclome To Do List
The Church Year / Welcoming All Families

Easter Weclome To Do List

There are three parts to welcoming guest with children to Easter services: Invite, Include, and Inspire. Here’s what I’m working on this week: Invite- Both personal and group invitations are an important part of Easter preparation. Personally invite families to services. This year we will be “Egging” families by hiding plastic eggs in their yards along with a … Continue reading