I post this not so much as an invitation as most readers are not in the New Jersey area, but to laud the idea. Given the precipitous drop in attendance of older children in our parishes, anything we can do to strengthen the bond of a child with his church should be taken up. That said, if I were in the area I would surely be signing my kids up.
(OCA-NYNJ) - This workshop, sponsored by the Commission on Liturgical Music [CoLM], is designed to introduce children to basic music reading concepts, as well as teach them simple prayers set to music. No experience is necessary - only a desire to learn more about the services which we attend on a weekly basis. Parents are also encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided, along with sheet music to bring home and to use in your parish afterwards! All instruction will be in English. It will take place on Saturday, 9 March 2013 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Wayne NJ from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Details and registration are available in the "Upcoming Events" section or on the CoLM website see here.