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.

The Children’s Word: Don’t bury your gifts!

Do you have a piggy bank? Or maybe just a purse or a wallet? You don’t keep your money in the dirt, do you? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear a story…

Feb 03, 2016

The Children’s Word: See Who Jesus Is!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about somebody? Maybe you heard about a famous basketball player, and you watched lots of his games just to see more….

Jan 27, 2016

The Children’s Word: Praying some more

Praying some more Have you ever asked your parents for something…and then asked them again and again until they finally gave it to you? Sometimes…

Jan 20, 2016

The Children’s Word: Where are the 9?

Where are the 9? This year, did you have a favorite Christmas gift? Did you have a present you still enjoy…but one you didn’t ever say “thank…

Jan 13, 2016

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started…

Jan 06, 2016

The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

What do you do when you get up every morning? When you have school, how do you get ready to go? What do you do first? You probably have a little routine….

Dec 30, 2015

The Children’s Word: Knowing the Rules

Knowing the rules Have you ever played a game with somebody who didn’t know the rules? You might just laugh when you play a game with a really little…

Dec 23, 2015

The Children’s Word: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Do you know how you got your name?  Maybe you were named after your grandparent? Or after a saint? Or maybe your parents liked…

Dec 16, 2015

The Children’s Word: Your Old Self

    Your Old Self  Do you know what a “makeover” is? You might have seen one in a magazine or even on TV. You see pictures of one person, and…

Dec 09, 2015

The Children’s Word: Children of Light

    Children of Light Can you think of a time you needed help with something? Maybe you couldn’t reach something up high, or maybe you needed…

Dec 02, 2015

The Children’s Word: Children of Light

  Children of Light Have you ever done something wrong—something that you didn’t want anybody to know about? When we do that kind of thing, we…

Nov 25, 2015

The Children’s Word: Rich toward God

  Rich toward God Do you think somebody can be poor and rich at the same time? Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear a story that Jesus tells. He…

Nov 18, 2015