… We encourage your family to attend church on a regular basis …
It is one of the Ten Commandments. “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Attending church is showing obedience and honor to God. This is a day to rest (for some) from our usual labors and to enjoy a place of peace and solace, and bond as a family.
2. Moral Compass
At church, we learn what God expects of us and how we should treat others. It gives us and our children a sound moral compass.
3. Healthy Lifestyle
Research has shown that children who attend church regularly, have a significantly lower likelihood of using alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, or being involved in crimes. That alone is reason enough for taking our place in the pews.
Attending church puts us in touch with a community of like-minded friends. Associating with people who also believe, helps us find lasting friendships with other caring adults. It also gives children a pool of good friends to associate with.
Church provides opportunities to serve others, not only for adults but for children. When children learn to care about others and have the opportunity through service projects the church provides, they learn the joy of looking beyond themselves, to the needs of others.
6. Sermons and Stories
Through sermons and lessons, we learn how others may have struggled through life’s challenges and made it. You gain strength from their stories, as well as those of fellow church-goers who share their own experiences of overcoming difficulties. Through these associations, our faith is strengthened.
7. Happiness and Positivity
Being part of a faith community helps us live a happier more productive life. When we are grounded by moral principles taught at church we have a greater possibility of achieving worthy goals, making our lives richer and fuller.