FOCUS ON CHILDREN'S ISSUES


COME & GROW WITH ME - Children's program at General Convention

THURSDAY, June 15 --

House of Bishops today approved funding for establishment of Summer camping experiences for children of Prison inmates (D012) - $150,000 (For some reason they didn't know we also have such a program at our Galilee summer camp at Lake Tahoe ! ) [Ed note: Elizabeth Tattersall will have to spread the word]

B005

Finding ways to have children participate in General Convention has been a focus of the Office of Children's Ministries and Christian Education since the 1997 convention when Resolution B005 affirmed the Children's Charter to appreciate children's abilities and readiness to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the church. It was reaffirmed in 2000.

A067 & A070

There are at least three resolutions coming before convention which may impact children. The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is proposing (in Resolution A067) new rites and prayers for life transitions and stages in human development, including during the time of childhood and young adulthood. The commission is also proposing (Resolution A070) to develop liturgical materials for inclusion in the "Enriching our Worship" series for the pastoral issues surrounding the adoption of children.

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