While it affected every one of us and we all remember where we were and what we were doing on that fateful day, most of the children in your children’s ministry weren’t born yet. Those who had been born, were too young to remember the event. This generation we are ministering to thinks of 9/11 as something that happened a long time ago.
But even though they don’t remember, they need to learn the lessons we learned on 9/11. Here’s some ideas for remembering the day in children’s church.
Give your testimony: Tell how you learned about the terrorist attacks and how you felt. Talk about how God saw you through and how God can see them through any problems they face.
Pray for Our Country: On 9/11/2001, most people prayed for the United States. We should still pray for our country’s safety and leaders today. Spend time talking about how to pray for our country.
Heroes Help Others: There are a lot of stories about heroes that helped others on 9/11. Share some stories about those people and talk about how we can help others in need.
God Is With Us: Talk about the fear people felt on 9/11/2001 and how God is with us even when we’re fearful.
Missions To Arab Countries: Spend some time talking about how God loves everyone, even the terrorists. Spend some time teaching about missionaries in Arab countries and how they risk their lives to share the Gospel. Have the children pray for the missionaries and maybe write encouraging cards and letters.