Mum, if God made the world, who made God?
Dad, why did our hamster die?
Granny, has grand-dad gone to heaven?
Sometimes the youngest of children can ask the most challenging and thoughtful questions.
We should not be surprised. Research from Finland has found that young children are twice as likely to be able to mention times when they are aware of God’s presence than adults are.
So St Barbara’s and Earlsdon Methodist Church are starting together Prayers and Bears, a special service for children under five, every Wednesday morning at the Methodist Church at 9.30am.
The service will involve action songs, treasure hunts, drama, craft and a story. Afterwards, parents and carers can then have a relaxing cup of tea or coffee whilst the children have a snack, and then do further craft activities or play with toys.
Doors will open at 8.45am, so there is no need to hang around in the cold if you have just dropped older children off at school, and whilst the service will be over by 10.00am, children and their parents and carers are more than welcome to stay and play until 10.30am.
Children can bring along their favourite bear or cuddly and introduce them to Prayers and Bears if they would like.
If you care for children under five, and are free on a Wednesday morning, do come along and try it out. We’d love to see you!