I am just curious, how accepting is your church of families with young children?
I really like our church right now (though I do disagree with some individuals on personal opinions). But the church we used to attend (which fit our beliefs the best) was not very accepting of young children. The cry room (for babies and toddler) was way too small and the speaker was broken for over 2 years (and despite repeated requests, was never fixed), so anyone in there is completely cut off from the service. And where our new church laughs off the little babbles and shrieks from the children too young for Sunday school, the members of our old church would criticize and scold parents with small children. We felt pushed out of the church because of this behavior.
Answer by dullscissors at 10:41 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
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Answer by NannyB. at 8:15 AM on Jul. 29, 2010
The UU fellowship that I attend had made the commitment years before to become a family welcoming church. Everyone is very much involved with the children activities and a lot of effort is spent to ensure that children have a place in the church. Socially, everyone, even the elders are very tolerant of children, especially during service. Which I learned the hard way, when my three year old got up from the children's focus to admire the large tapestry behind the podium. No one got upset or interrupted the service but everyone was more involved in my dd's delight of the tapestry as I learned later. I was still mortified. Everyone just rolls with it.
Answer by isabellalecour at 10:49 AM on Jul. 29, 2010