About 11:30 each Wednesday, the children - about a 190 of them, ranging in age from 18 months to five years of age - file in with their teachers, take their places in the pews in the Historic Church, and wait for Mrs. Thomas, the Day School Director, to start us.
The service is simple: Mrs. Thomas welcomes everyone, brings us to order with a short prayer, and introduces Rev. Cathy or me.
We give a short message based on the theme of the week ("David the Shepherd," "Mary and Joseph Go to Bethlehem," "Jesus is Born," "Jesus as a Little Boy" and so on.)
After the homily, we stand and say what's called "The Children's Creed."
I believe in God above,
I believe in Jesus' love.
I believe His Spirit too,
comes to tell me what to do.
I believe that I can be
kind and good,
dear Lord, like Thee.
That's 35 wor…