From March’s InterConnections feature story, now online at UUA.org:
The Rev. Krista Taves believes children belong in worship. With adults. For more than 15 minutes.
And for the past three years that’s what has happened at the 100-member Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel in Ellisville, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. For fully the first half of every service, all children are in attendance. They take part in singing and candle lighting and are there for a prayer, the offertory, and a story before being sung out to their own children’s chapel.
Having children in the service for this long has been nothing short of transformational for Emerson, says Taves. But change didn’t happen without hard work.