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.

Peace be with you!

Have you ever felt so upset that you just couldn’t calm down? Maybe you were worried about something or felt scared? How did you finally calm down and…

Apr 20, 2017

Let’s shine brightly!

Do you have a flashlight or a  candle? What does it look like when you shine it in a dark room? When you bring it  into the room, the darkness instantly…

Apr 12, 2017

Rejoice in the Lord!

What makes you happy? Can you think of something that always makes you smile? A friend? A favorite thing you do? A joke? Did you know God wants us to be…

Apr 05, 2017

How do you serve?

Have you ever tried really hard to be first in line? Have you even pushed people out of the way to get there? Even Jesus’ disciples made that mistake…

Mar 29, 2017

God’s promises

Have you ever promised something to a friend? Did your friend believe you? Did you keep your promise? In today’s epistle reading, we hear about a promise…

Mar 22, 2017

Christ understands

Do you know a friend who has had your same teacher or coach or even camp counselor? When you talk about things or about a problem, you know your friend…

Mar 15, 2017

The Crowds around Jesus

Have you ever been to a big party with lots and lots of people? Have you been in a crowd where you couldn’t even see what was going on? You probably…

Mar 09, 2017

Greater things than these!

Have you ever heard somebody say, “You haven’t seen anything yet!” Maybe you saw a show or a play or a performance, and you were so impressed with…

Mar 01, 2017

Your little secret

Tomorrow is the very first day of Great Lent. We have a long way to go before Easter, and a lot to do before we get there! We want to prepare ourselves…

Feb 22, 2017

Christ is in our midst!

When you see your friends, what do you say? “Hey, what’s up?” “How’s it going?” We al-ways have something to say, don’t we? At church, you…

Feb 15, 2017

Wasting things

What would you do if you had an hour free to do whatever you wanted? How about a weekend, or even a whole summer break? How would you spend your time?…

Feb 08, 2017

Which way do YOU pray?

When we hear a story, sometimes we think about how we fit into it, don’t we? Today we hear the story of the Publican and the Pharisee. Do you remember…

Feb 01, 2017