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Children's voices

  1. 1. Children’s Voices Things real children have said
  2. 2. What they say…… <ul><li>… .where children do not share the bread and wine. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>‘ It’s not fair I can’t have some bread and wine. I love Jesus just as much as anyone else.’ </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>‘ Why does the vicar say we are one body because we share one bread, when I don’t get any?’ </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>‘ I think if I had been in that room with Jesus and the disciples, and I was hungry, Jesus would have given me something to eat and drink the same as the others.’ </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>‘ There are lots of things I don’t understand yet. But my family still feed me.’ </li></ul>
  7. 12. And what they say…. <ul><li>… ..if they do share bread and wine. </li></ul>
  8. 14. Q ‘Why do you think Jesus wants us to share bread and wine?’ <ul><li>A ‘So that He can be really near us.’ </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>A. ‘That Jesus is with us. It’s a good feeling. Yeh!’ </li></ul>Q. ‘What do you think about when you are having the bread and wine?’
  10. 18. Q. ‘What do you like about having Communion?’ <ul><li>A. ‘It makes us feel happy….and not alone.’ </li></ul>
  11. 20. Q. ‘What do you think about when you have the bread and wine?’ <ul><li>A. ‘Being at the Last Supper with Jesus and His friends. It’s like being one of them.’ </li></ul>
  12. 22. Q. ‘What do you like about the Communion part of the service?’ <ul><li>A. ‘Doing it with everybody else.’ </li></ul>
  13. 24. <ul><li>‘ I like carrying the bread or wine up to the front. It’s like you’re helping Jesus get things ready for the supper.’ </li></ul>
  14. 26. Q. ‘Does the communion part of the service feel different?’ <ul><li>A. ‘Yeh. Everyone joins in. Individuals feel special.’ </li></ul>
  15. 28. <ul><li>‘ I like it when we have a baptism in church. It’s a bit like having a new baby in your family.’ </li></ul>
  16. 30. Q. ‘Anything else you want to say?’ <ul><li>A. ‘When the choir sings it’s a bit off-putting if people want to pray.’ </li></ul>
  17. 32. <ul><li>‘ I felt really special when I got confirmed…..and really…. well, energetic. A bit hyper really. I wanted to go out and shout to everyone, but they would have thought I was mad!’ </li></ul>
  18. 34. Thank you for listening to us

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