St. Michael’s debuts new children’s service

College Park’s historic St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will debut its new Children’s Service Sunday, September 17, at 9:00 a.m. A half hour long and geared toward families who find “traditional church too formal or not child-friendly,” the service will be “fast-paced, never boring, and engaging for children,” said St. Michael’s Rector Rick Luoni.

“Our Children’s Service will be unlike any other in the area,” Luoni said.

“This new service will be simple and true, child-friendly but not childish. We welcome children in flip-flops and shorts as much as we will children in ‘fancy Sunday best’ clothing. It’s more about making the family feel welcomed and learning about God while accepting the family styles of our modern culture,” Luoni said.

“In America today, a family is more likely to prepare on Sunday morning for a soccer game or birthday party than for church,” he said. “Designing a church service that accommodates today’s family style, as well as meeting their spiritual needs in a way they feel comfortable in a traditional church, is our goal,” Luoni added.

St. Michael’s is located on the corner of North Westmoreland Drive and Bryn Mawr Street, with parking in the adjacent lots or on the surrounding streets.

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Submitted by St. Michael’s Church

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