Rye Congregational Church
Promoting Christian growth and fellowship in a politics-free zone.
Biblical • Traditional • Independent
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
“Celebrating God’s Love ~ In the Heart of Rye Since 1726”
Then little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” ~ Matthew 19:13-14
The first disciples of Jesus, likely reflecting common social attitudes of their time and place, discounted the importance of children and discouraged them from coming to Jesus. But Jesus told them their attitude was all wrong. Children are our future and young families are, in many ways, a very important sector of any society. A lot depends upon them and how they are treated and welcomed speaks volumes about us and our future.
It has been an encouraging blessing to begin seeing young people at our Church again. I pray for our Sunday School and I hope you do as well. I know Jesus loves these kids and it’s easy to see why. They are, simply put, wonderful. I pray for their parents as well – for the wisdom and grace to raise their children to be good and strong in character as they grow.
It’s no secret that people of different age groups have different needs and we all need places where we all can gather together and enjoy life together, making friends in good times to bring us joy and fulfillment and help sustain us when times are not so good. When it functions as it should, there is no better place than a Church for all this to happen. I thank God for what we are now experiencing at Rye Congregational Church; and I thank every person who has been a part of it. May God continue to bless and guide us.
In God’s Love,