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.

Open for business!

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere, but when you got there, you found it was closed? What a disappointment! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the…

Nov 30, 2016

The gift of God

Have you been shopping lately? Lots and lots of people go Christmas shopping the day after Thanksgiving. They want to find the best gifts, and to get a…

Nov 25, 2016

“More, please” or “Thank you!”

What would you do if somebody gave you a whole lot of something you like very much? A whole bag of chocolate candy, maybe. Would you say “Can I have…

Nov 16, 2016

The Church is a Hospital!

Have you ever been to a hospital? Well, probably you have, as a newborn baby. But maybe you broke your arm or maybe you were sick another time. When you’re…

Nov 10, 2016

Who touched me?

Have you ever wished you could stay home on Sunday morning? Maybe you thought to yourself, “I could just pray on my own. God will listen to me from there.”…

Nov 02, 2016

Too bad for him!

Have you ever seen something that made you feel sorry for somebody? Maybe a person asking you for money? Maybe a classmate who had a family member who…

Oct 26, 2016

Taking a message

Have you ever taken a message for somebody?  “She’s not here right now. May I take a message?” you might say. Then when you have a chance, you spread…

Oct 19, 2016

Are you listening?

How many times has somebody—a teacher, your mother or father, or even a friend— told you to LISTEN? Sometimes we DO hear something, but that doesn’t…

Oct 12, 2016

No pain, no gain?

Have you ever heard somebody say, “no pain, no gain”? Well, that means that you can’t get any better at something unless you have a little bit of…

Oct 05, 2016

How can you love an enemy?

Has anybody ever asked you to do something that sounds impossible?  Maybe you had to do something that you thought, “There’s no way!” In today’s…

Sep 30, 2016

Our Way or God’s Way?

Do you like to do things your way? Well, we all do, don’t we? You might have a good idea or a good plan, and when somebody tells you to do it another…

Sep 21, 2016

Christ lives in me!

What is the most amazing thing you have ever done? Have you tried really hard at something—and it showed? At school? On a team? At a special project?…

Sep 15, 2016