There are many advantages to a child’s upbringing in a small church. Here, the child will be exposed to many generations and not be confined more or less to his or her own age group. In fact, in a small church, everything is more accessible than in a larger one. It’s very family-like when young parents come to worship knowing that everyone surrounding them will know their children’s names. If you ever found truth in the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, then the small church is the answer.
Of course, being child-centered in many ways does not mean that everything is geared towards the children. We are intentional about times together and times apart. And we try staying in sync with the school year. On June 5th, we ended a year, and we will begin another one on September 12 with a new Rally Sunday or Sunday of Blessings.
And if you would like to catch a glimpse of what it means to go to Sunday School at First Reformed in New Brunswick, then take a look at the accompanying pictures that feature some of our youngest worshippers!