Got this note from Jeannett Gibson . . . if you haven't heard why we at Grace encourage family worship and kids in our worship services, LISTEN HERE
Sunday during third service, Henry and I sat in the back middle pew right near the sound booth. A friend was sitting across the aisle. We chatted across the aisle while we waited for service to start and talked about our kids, etc. while Henry quietly scribbled on a worship folder. Suddenly, the woman sitting in front of my friend turned to him and said: "Excuse me, but will there be children sitting with you during the service?" He told her that no, his children were home sick with their mom today. She turned back around and after a few more minutes got up and moved to a different part of the Sanctuary. That was weird...I do appreciate that!
I noticed that when another family got there...they sat...you guessed it, right next to this woman. After a few minutes, she got up and moved again...I couldn't help but notice that she sat right by the another couple ...who also have their kids in service. I think she ended up staying there...
Anyway, while I am very sad for this woman (I've never seen her before) and don't want to make light of her feelings, I couldn't help but just grin from ear to ear...I thought it was just such a FANTASTIC testament to the commitment Grace has to family centered worship...that no matter where this woman was going to move, she was going to be surrounded by children!!! I. Love. It.
Thought you would appreciate that. Have a good day!