Washington Church Gives Moms Day Off

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At Mosaic Christian Reformed Church in Bellingham, Wash., moms had the day off for Mother’s Day, allowing them to participate in a brunch and the morning worship service.

That Sunday it was the dads and young men and women not yet moms who held babies, played with toddlers, and helped the preschoolers make special crafts for their moms.

Carla Cisneros, children’s pastor for Mosiac, said, “We have done this several years in a row. It is always so nice for the moms to be able to relax and enjoy. It would be a bit of a bummer to spend Mother's Day downstairs with the kids instead of enjoying a nice brunch and gathering with the adults.”

The men helped the children make flowered bookmarks for their moms, pipe-cleaner flowers, and “What I Like About You” letters.

“The kids all had a great time. It was a great morning!” said Cisneros.

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Amy Toornstra is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. She lives in Salem, Oregon.

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