Advice about Lutheran Churches

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Lutheran community which is great for kids

June 2006

We are looking for a Lutheran church which is also nice for small kids in the area of Albany, Berkeley or El Cerrito. Thanks a lot

Please come visit Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church on Grizzly Peak at Spruce. We welcome all families and have a Sunday School during the school year. Childcare is provided for children under 2 years of age during service. Pastor Katie always has interesting and engaging children's sermons at the beginning of services. We have a comfortable area in the back of the church with a couch and love seat and carpet area where the kids work with ''Busy Bags'' during the services. For more information see or call (510) 524-8281. Welcome! Jeanne

I've been going to Christ Lutheran in El Cerrito with my kids (ages 6 & 3) for several years now. It is a small, neighborhood church at the corner of Ashbury & Stockton. We are very happy there. Because the church is so small, there are only a handful of young families, but they are all nice people. There are probably 3-5 families with young children, and my children have had a lot of fun playing with the other kids. The best thing for kids is really our ''Worship on Wednesdays''. We meet at 5:30 or so on Wed. evenings for some fun activity or playtime, then have a very child-friendly worship service from 6:00-6:20 or so, and then we have a simple meal (we take turns providing it). This draws more kids/families than the Sunday services, and is a lot of fun, too. I'd say there are probably 5-7 families that participate, plus other adults. Summer is not the best time for family activities at Christ Lutheran, because of travel, but we'll resume in the fall. Hope you can check it out! Christine

Seeking ELCA Lutheran Churches

January 2002

Seeking an ELCA Lutheran Church with an active Sunday School We have a 1 and 6 year old. We are trying to find a Lutheran church that is on the liberal side that has an active Sunday School for families with children. When I say liberal, I mean a congregation that accepts people of all lifestyles and has an open-mind about other philosophies. We live in Albany.

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