Observe Children’s Sabbath This Fall

September 16, 2016

The 2016 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath is coming up October 21-23.  Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, is an interfaith celebration in which congregations hold special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in the lives of children and their families. The theme for this year is: “Children of Promise: Closing Opportunity Gaps” and will focus on closing opportunity gaps due to poverty and lack of access to high-quality early childhood development and a high-quality education so that every child can reach their God-given potential.  You can find resources—which can be used whenever your congregation observes Children’s Sabbath—at:

The following Sunday, October 30, many congregations will participate in United Voices for Children’s Fifth Sunday Appeal to raise financial support for our Northern Illinois child-serving agencies. You can  find more information at United Voices for Children’s new website: