The Children’s Word

The Children’s Word is a weekly Sunday bulletin for Orthodox Christian young people. Each issue includes a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week. You’ll also find a coloring page and other activities. It is designed for an 8.5 x 14 page, and it can be downloaded and printed.

What hurts more?

What do you do when somebody makes fun of you? What do you say? Usually we say something back that is hurtful too, don’t we? In the epistle reading today,…

Aug 24, 2016

Can you really do anything?

Has anybody ever said to you, “You can do anything…as long as you try”?  Sometimes that sounds a little silly doesn’t it? A short little kid…

Aug 18, 2016

More than you asked for!

Have you ever asked your mother or father for a present—maybe for your birthday or for Christmas? Did they give it to you? Did you even get something…

Aug 10, 2016

Can you keep a secret?

Has anybody ever told you a secret? “Don’t tell anybody else,” you might have heard. But maybe the story was just too hard to keep a secret, and…

Aug 04, 2016

Working as a team

Do you watch sports? Maybe you are on a team yourself. If you watch a good team playing, you probably notice how each player is good at something different….

Jul 27, 2016

The Children’s Word: Praying for unbelievers

Do you have a friend who is not a Christian? Probably! Some of our best saints (like Saint Basil the Great) had friends who were not Christian. Did you…

Jul 20, 2016

The Children’s Word: You are the light of the world!

Have you ever searched for lightning bugs? On a hot summer night, it’s easy to spot them, especially when it’s very dark outside. It’s hard for a…

Jul 13, 2016

The Children’s Word: Seek first the kingdom of God

Have you heard anybody say, “That’s icing on the cake!”? It means something extra, on top of something already good. Cake is good, of course, but…

Jul 07, 2016

The Children’s Word: Picking teams

Have you ever chosen teams for a game? Usually you have two captains, and they take turns picking the best ones to be on their teams. How do they choose…

Jul 01, 2016

The Children’s Word: The only one?

Do you have friends who are Christians? Sometimes you might feel kind of alone as an Orthodox Christian. At school, you might not be allowed to talk about…

Jun 22, 2016

The Children’s Word: A Good Routine

Do you know what a routine is? It’s the way you do something, especially when it’s in a special order. You probably have a routine for how you get…

Jun 15, 2016

The Children’s Word: Pray for the Church!

Do your parents ever go to meetings?  Sometimes you might wonder what they do at all these meetings. Well, usually they probably meet with other people…

Jun 08, 2016