Throughout the school year, children ages 3 through 4th grade are invited to Worship and Wonder on Sunday morning. This program begins when the children leave the sanctuary after the children’s sermon. They are greeted at the door of the Worship and Wonder room and asked by name if they are ready for worship. Then they gather around the story rug where a second adult is waiting to lead them into a bible story experience using all sorts of materials to engage their imaginations. They are given opportunities to ask questions and explore the story in age-appropriate ways.
Following story time, they have work to do……..art, clay, craft, or perhaps working on a past story on their own. When their work is done, they gather once again around the story rug to share their “feast” of juice or water, goldfish crackers and cheese sticks. They participate in the blessing of the feast and then enjoy eating together and sharing fellowship with their adult story teller and the other children. They have fellowship and singing until the adult who brought them picks them up.
Worship and Wonder stories are engaging and introduce the children to Jesus, bible characters, places, situations, and parables in meaningful and imaginative ways. Our children love to come to Worship and Wonder!
Disciple worship doesn't fit into a box of worship rules. We almost always share communion. It is usually passed but sometimes we go forward to receive it by intinction (breaking bread and dipping it into a chalice of grape juice and then eating it). We sing hymns from the Chalice Hymnal and sometimes add praise and worship songs.
We use a screen for announcements, song words, scripture, photos and video of our congregation. A paper bulletin is also available. Sermon scriptures usually follow the Revised Common Lectionary and worship is shaped by the ancient Christian seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.
We have casual worship in our Christian Life Center (the gym) and share a meal around tables of fellowship several times throughout the year. We also celebrate Scout Sunday in February with our charter partner, Cub Scout Pack 681.
God is creator; bold, vibrant, colorful, and welcoming.
ALL are welcome at God's table with us, where we refer to it as the "ALL Y'ALL" table.
First Christian Waxahachie is a place we can all share the Lord together!