The North Alabama Conference Connection to the Pan Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites you and your congregation to celebrate Children’s Sabbath.
Children’s Sabbath is different from a Children’s Sunday. Children’s Sabbath does celebrate your congregation’s children, but it also is a time (during worship, study, outreach) to invite your congregation to focus on the realities of children beyond its church family.
Children’s Sabbath is a way for congregations to help children thrive – not just survive – the systems and circumstances impacting their young lives.
The National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths is designated for the third weekend of each October. However, if October doesn’t work for your church, then pick ANY Sunday before December 31 to celebrate Children’s Sabbath.
The Conference Connection to the Pan Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty has created a Congregational Tool Kit of resources. You can find it at https://www.umcna.org/childrenssabbath.
Also, see Bishop Wallace-Padgett's Blog from April 2019.
If you have questions, please contact Rev. Melissa Self Patrick, NAC Campaign Liaison at Melissa.Patrick@umcna.org.