Including children in the services

At Granton we have members of our Church of all different ages, and we believe in valuing everyone. We’ve been thinking about how we include our children more in the services, so that rather than spending most of our Sunday separated, children and adults have the chance to worship together as one family.

To do this for the next few weeks, rather than leaving the service, the children will have a space at the back of the church they can go to where there will be activities and toys for them. It will be supervised by a volunteer, but we are encouraging parents to go as well and stay with their children through the service (we are looking to add an additional speaker to the back so that everyone can still hear the sermons).

We are hoping that by keeping everyone together it will give more opportunities to involve children in Sunday worship and help them feel included in what we do.