Read Mark 9: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%209&version=NIV
“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
Mark 9:1, 37 NIV
Welcoming children into the church means we welcome the movement of God through the Holy Spirit.
Let’s roll out the red carpet for children, their parents, and their grandparents through support of our children’s ministries and youth ministries. It’s a top priority in God’s kingdom, so the same goes for First United Methodist Church.
Lord, may we welcome the children among us to protect, nurture, and raise them as followers of Christ. In your name we pray. Amen.