Children in Worship
KBC is committed to families worshiping together. During this season of your life as a parent you have a precious opportunity to guide your child in the experience of the worship of God. Recognizing that this can be a challenge as well as a joy, we provide several resources to help you in this task. As you teach your child to participate in worship at KBC, children can stand to sing or to honor the reading of God’s Word, or to participate in a responsive reading. You are teaching your child what it means to be a member of the family of God.
Bible Openers: Each Sunday during the Prelude a child walks to the front of the church and opens the Bible on the altar. This tradition is a wonderful way for children to lead in worship as they open the scriptures that are the foundation of our faith. It is a weekly reminder to our faith family that God’s word is for EVERYONE, and that we are to have child-like faith.
Quiet Bags are another tool that will assist your child during those extended periods of quiet in the service. Kindergartners receive a Quiet Bag as a welcome to worship. There are Quiet Bags in the narthex for guests, or if you forget yours! If you don’t have one yet, it would be a great project to create a special quiet bag for your child to bring from home each week.
Children’s Bulletins are available from the ushers. This is another tool to occupy the children during quiet moments that still engages them with worship.
We have a children’s sermon in most worship services. Feel free to come up with your child until they feel comfortable. I encourage you to find an older child that would happy to be your child’s buddy for children’s sermon time.
Communion: I encourage you to decide ahead of time how you want your child to participate.
Connections for Preschoolers
Worship Care is provided by both KBC volunteers and paid childcare providers during our 10:30 a.m. worship service for Infants through Pre-Kindergarteners. In addition to supplementing the Worship Care volunteers, our paid caregivers will serve upon request as available for other events and services.
What to Bring with Your Child
Please label everything in your child’s diaper bag. Diaper bag tags are available at the church. Please pick up as many as you need. Things to include in the diaper bag are disposable diapers or training pants, baby wipes, comfort toy or pacifier, change of clothing, including socks. For the protection of the child, teachers will not use any powder, lotion, or ointment not included in diaper bags.