KEEPING THE SABBATH ON THE PLAYING FIELD

In more and more communities both in the United States and in other countries, parents, religious workers, and students are trying to find solutions when religious services on Sunday mornings and children's sports events are scheduled for the same time. It isn't always easy to reach a decision that satisfies everyone. Donna E. Schaper is a minister with the United Church of Christ, and in this article she tells how she has retained a spiritual focus on Sundays while dealing with her own children's desire to participate in sports.

In my family, a conflict between a sports event and a worship service means an extra prayer before or after, family devotions at the meal before or after, and conversation about what we are grateful for, what we are worried about, and how God might help us.

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