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.

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

Great is your faith!

Have you ever wanted something so much that you asked your parents for it again and again? Maybe it was a toy for Christmas or for your birthday. Maybe…

Jan 25, 2017

Seeing Jesus

Do you like learning how to do things for yourself? Maybe you know how to make a little snack when you come home from school, or maybe you can clean your…

Jan 18, 2017

Thank you…for everything!

When do you say “thank you” to God? Whenever He helps you with something? But that’s impossible! He is helping you all the time! Today, in the Gospel…

Jan 11, 2017

Giving away our gifts

Have you ever given one of your presents away? Maybe you didn’t like it in the first place, or maybe you thought a friend or a family member would like…

Jan 04, 2017

Growing up

What does it mean to “grow up”? Does it mean you are getting taller? Or older? Or smarter?Or does it mean you can drive a car now? Or go to college?…

Dec 28, 2016

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

Have you ever had trouble finding the perfect Christmas gift for somebody? It’s hard to find something that would really fit somebody perfectly. Today…

Dec 21, 2016

Call His name Jesus

Sometimes you might hear somebody say, “He was born to do that.” A great runner might be “born to run,” or people might say a great scientist might…

Dec 14, 2016

Christ is all, and in all!

When you look around your church, what do you see? Does everybody look the same? Do you look the same as everybody else? No, probably not, and that’s…

Dec 09, 2016

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