Kids and Church
On vacation with her family in Montana, a mother drove her van past a
church in a small town and pointing to it, told the children that it
was St. Francis' Church. "It must be a franchise," her
eight-year-old son said. "We've got one of those in our town too."
A Sunday school teacher challenged her children to take some time on
Sunday afternoon to write a letter to God. They were to bring back
their letter the following Sunday. One little boy wrote: "Dear God,
We had a good time at church today. Wish You could have been there."
Bouncing out of her first day in nursery school at Mount Moriah
Presbyterian Church in Port Henry, New York, a three-year-old girl
gleefully informed her mother: "We had juice and Billy Graham
Rev. David A. Stammerjohn, pastor of Laboratory Presbyterian Church,
Washington, Pennsylvania, spent a week at the Synod school with his
two children. The school's theme focused on Moses and the Exodus.
When they returned home, his five-year-old daughter excitedly greeted
her mother: "Guess what, Mommy. We made unleaded bread!"
The old pastor made it to a practice to visit the parish school one
day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children
were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could
name. They came up with about 40 names. He jokingly told them that
in his day students knew the names of all the states. One lad raised
his hand and said, "Yes, but in those days there were only 13."
Four-year-old Tucker Jones attended the vacation Bible school at our
church. The theme was "Discipleship and Saving Mother Earth." His
mother, Trish Jones, asked Tucker what he had learned. He
immediately told her all bout "Jesus and the 12 recycles."
A heavy snowstorm closed the schools in one town. When the children
returned to school a few days later, one grade school teacher asked
her students whether they had used the time away from school
"I sure did, teacher," one little girl replied. "I just prayed for