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Fiddlesticks Farms 2017


Stump the Pastor

10:45 Traditional Service

Children 3 years – 6th grade

This Sunday, August 13, we will begin a new and exciting addition for kids during the 10:45 Traditional Worship Service called “Stump the Pastor!” Parents, with children 3 years – kindergarten, are invited to pick up their children from the ARK and take them to worship service with them. After the congregation recites the Apostles’ Creed and sings the Gloria Patri, Steve will then invite all children to come forward to participate in Stump the Pastor.

From Pastor Steve: “Stump the Pastor is a time that kids will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from our pastors during Sunday worship. One of the children will have taken the Stump the Pastor bag home with them the previous week. They will put something in it (not alive or not something that used to be alive) for the next Sunday that the pastors will pull out of the bag and create a children’s message from it. This is not only going to be fun for the kids, but for the whole congregation. If successful, all is well. If not, the pastor owes the child a dollar! Good times!”

After the Stump the Pastor, parents would then have the option to keep their children, (3 year olds – kindergarten) in worship with them or our nursery workers would take them back to our ARK. Children who are in 1st – 6th grade will return to sit with their parents. Please note: We will not have Stump the Pastor on Communion Sundays.

We understand that this may take some time to get used to, and we appreciate your patience as we begin this new addition to our worship. If you have any questions, please contact Mara Dolan.

Stump the Pastor Helpful Hints
  • Stump the Pastor is for children ages 3 years – 6th grade.
  • Parents with children 3 years – kindergarten have the option to take them to the worship service for Stump the Pastor. 
  • Nursery workers will be available to take children back to to the ARK after Stump the     Pastor.
  • There will not be Stump the Pastor on Communion Sundays.