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One of the most courageous jobs on the planet doesn’t involve fighting fires or crime. Instead, it is leading children’s church. This is the time in our church when the children come forth, typically without their parents, and sit at the pastor’s feet while he tells them a short story hoping to catch a millisecond of their attention before they head out for apple juice and snacks. For this “moment with the children,” you must be ready for any question, or worse: any answer. You can ask if there’s something around the house that these young ones can do to help, and someone will surely say, “Pick up my daddy’s underwear because Mama said if he didn’t quit leaving it on the bathroom floor, she was gonna beat his hiney.” You can inquire about Jesus’s instructions to the children, and someone will invariably say, “Sit down and do your homework.” Those who have the courage to attempt children’s church often bring “props” with them, or puppets, or sticker awards. For Pentecost, one creative soul brought a gift bag filled with singleflame, battery-operated votive candles. “That is so smart,” I said to her before church services began. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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