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.

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

The Children’s Word: How does God help?

How many of Christ’s miracles can you think of? In the Bible, we hear about many of the wonderful things that Christ did—things that nobody else could…

Jun 01, 2016

Don’t talk to strangers?

Have your parents ever told you not to talk to strangers? Well, your parentswant to make sure you are safe. Sometimes strangers might not always be so…

May 25, 2016

The Children’s Word: “I have no one…”

You have friends, don’t you? You have somebody who will listen to you if you have a problem. You have somebody who will try to help, don’t you? We…

May 19, 2016

The Children’s Word: Sadness to joy

Have you ever visited the grave of a friend or a relative? Maybe you brought some flowers to put there, or maybe you visited to say a prayer. Today we…

May 11, 2016