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.

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

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