Families come in all shapes and sizes, some people live in a family with grandparents and parents, some people live in a family with just one parent or caregiver, some live as an only child in a family, some live with many kids in a family.
Today I want to tell you about a different kind of family. It’s a church family. Stand up and look around at everyone here (they turn and look)…all these people together make up something we call a congregation. We are a group of people who love God and are trying to follow Jesus together. Another name for a congregation is a “church family.” We are a family because when we love Jesus, we become part of a group that takes care of each other. We help each other. We encourage each other.
Today we are going to have something called a child dedication. ….