Hands On Worship
As you look around church, you’ll see that children are a valuable part of our worshipping community and a valuable part of the body of Christ. That's why we've created Hands-On Worship tools for children to help make worship a more enjoyable and meaningful experience.
Jesus welcomed young children into His teaching many times. In Mark 10: 14 Jesus calls out, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Our aim at Hales Corners Lutheran is to do as Jesus did and welcome children into worship and guide them as they grow as well as remind them of the great blessings they are.
Through Hands-On Worship, even the youngest in our midst can engage in worship. Our goal is to enable our families to grow in faith toward Jesus together as a family and in love toward one another.
How It Works
Children are encouraged to grab their Hands-On Worship tools as they enter the Sanctuary for worship. These tools must, then, be returned to the NextGen counter at the end of the service to be restocked for the next service. And one of the best parts: children who return their Hands-On Worship tools can pick a fun prize!
Ages 2 – 5: Worship Bag
Contains crayons, religious coloring pages with a clipboard, kaleidoscope, Biblical lacing cards, a little puzzle, and a hard covered inspirational book. The bag itself offers some fine motor skill activities for your child to play with.
Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Worship Notes
To complete these activities, children must pay close attention to the words that are said and sung throughout the service. They’ll have to listen closely in order to tally, trace, or draw along with what they hear.
3rd – 5th Grade: Message Notes
These older elementary children can handle the challenge of taking notes throughout the service. They’ll identify key verses, write the title of their favorite song of the day, and give details about the sermon.
Children's Ministry at HCL
As the Children's Ministry at HCL, we believe that children need to have a real relationship with Jesus. Through hands-on and developmentally appropriate lessons and unforgettable experiences, we teach children that Jesus is more than just an imaginary friend; He is their Savior, their Comforter, their Light, and their Rock.
From Sunday School and Vacation Bible School to annual Bible Events and more, we offer a variety of fun ways for children to learn more about Jesus. Click here to explore all that HCL's Children's Ministry has to offer families like yours.
Family Friendly Worship at HCL
In addition to Hands-On Worship, HCL also features newly renovated Infant & Toddler Nurseries that offer many amenities to children and families for worship.
- Our Toddler Nursery is available for sturdy walkers through age three and a half and is staffed during Sunday services at 9:15 and 11:00am.
- Our Infant Nursery is located in the northwest corner of the Sanctuary and is available for infants through early walkers and their parents.
Click here to learn about these interactive, age-appropriate spaces.