**  "Children are always welcome.
It matters that they learn that worship is what we do as a community of faith, that everyone is welcome, that their worship matters. When we teach children that their worship matters, we teach them that they are enough right here and right now as members of the church community. They don’t need to wait until they can believe, pray or worship a certain way to be welcome here. It matters that children learn that their prayers, their songs, and even their badly (or perfectly timed depending on who you ask) cries and whines are a joyful noise because it means they are present.
"Thank you for what you do when you bring your children to church. Please know that your family - with all of its noise, struggle, commotion, and joy – are not simply tolerated, you are a vital part of the community gathered in worship."

From www.iamtotallythatmom.
blogspot.com/2013/05/dear-parents-with-young-children-in.html

 

 
Sundays at Mount Vernon

Part of one of two large stained-glass windows in the sanctuary at Mount Vernon Join us for traditional worship, inspiring music, and warm fellowship!

SERVICES OF WORSHIP: 
Sundays, 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Occasionally the two services are combined at 11 a.m. for a special service.In that case, the home page announcements will indicate "One service only, at 11 a.m."

COMMUNION:   First Sunday of each month, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m.

Gluten-free communion bread is available; please phone the pastor before the service to arrange.

A crib / toddler nursery is provided.

Children are always welcome in services of worship.**  "Worship bags" with material geared for children are available in the hall outside the church office. Children's Church is offered during the 11 a.m. service: preschoolers participate in the early part of the service, which includes a "children's sharing time" in the sanctuary, and then are invited to go out to Children's Church before the sermon begins.

Hearing devices and large-print hymnals are available.

The 11 a.m. service is broadcast live on WBTM (AM 1330) on the third Sunday of each month.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

 


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