Voice of Youth

Gleaning from Our Youth – What is Church About?

Carla Schmid and Kenda Friend

The pure perspective of kids can be ripe for gleaning insight.  We asked our first and second graders as well as a member of JYF about why they go to church and what is FMC about, and here’s what they had to say.  How do these answers compare to yours?  

JYF: 

Why go to church? To connect with God.

What’s this church about?  Being in community and connecting to God.

Plus….

“I like that we have a children’s time for little kids who probably won’t be able to pay attention to the sermon. “

 

First and Second Grade

Why go to church? 

  • To learn about God
  • To be with people
  • To learn about God and what Jesus tells everybody to do
  • Sing “Over My Head” 

See their drawings below. 

  

Carla is entering into a new phase of life—working outside the home and having two school aged children who no longer depend on her for their daily survival needs. She is attempting to find work/life balance (the struggle is real) and finding that daily meditation is helping. 

Kenda is in the “reinventing stage” of her life, having a blast balancing starting her own company with navigating the world of parenting high-schoolers.

 

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