We start this month with a Family Service and end it with Kids’ Holiday Club. Children and family matter to God and matter to us too. The Bible tells us that we are to start children off in the way they should go so that when they are old they will not turn from it. Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Children are our future, not only in the church but in the community. All over the world, God is blessing young people and leading them forward to serve in key situations both in churches and communities. One day, Children’s Church members will be Children’s Church leaders, Kids’ Club junior helpers will be Kids’ Club workers and the Junior Band will be the Senior Band. Yet, children are also our present, not a separate unit, but active members of the church, with a part to play. As a natural family, and as a church family, let’s encourage our young ones so that they grow to be active members of the Kingdom of God, both now and in the future.