Group spotlights children on two Sabbaths
By Sue Caughfield
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas--The first "children's Sabbath" of a Church of God congregation in Mount Pleasant was Oct. 27. The congregation devoted the entire Sabbath service to youngsters.
Pastor Ian Hufton of Hawkins, Texas, had the children read scriptures, then asked each of them what they thought they meant, then he asked the adults for their input. Children and adults sang special songs.
Roger Daniels of Pritchett led the second children's service, on the Sabbath of Nov. 17.
Then Dr. Alfred Harrell of Benton, Ark., taught a Christian-leadership class in the morning.
Mr. Daniels told the kids the story of David and Goliath and how David became friends with the king's son Jonathan.
He used the story to illustrate to the children how to choose their friends and how to be a good friend by spending time with them and to be truthful and forgiving.
Mr. Daniels distributed a Scripture crossword puzzle to the children, who later sang special songs.
Janie Strickland and other adults sang a special rendition of "My Country 'Tis of Thee."
When the children were asked how they liked the Sabbath, they said they loved it.
Six children participated in the second children's Sabbath.
Fifteen adults were present.
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