I found this video on a pastor's blog I follow. His church seems to be doing some really good things and I enjoy reading what they have going on. This video, while very creative and funny, disturbed me a little. The girl in the video is the pastor's daughter and it seems that they actually showed this video in one of their services.
Having been the parent of babies who make noise during service I have been on the receiving end of dirty looks from other adults who seem annoyed at your child's presence in the place of worship. I have also felt excluded from the place of worship and therefore the worshiping community when having to leave the service and sit with the other parent "lepers" in some far off place where we won't disturb others. I understand that babies can be distracting but can't we as ADULTS get past the small amounts of noise and allow the parents of these small children to continue to worship with us? I would like some feedback and response on this from those who think babies should not be "distracting" during worship. Help me understand please!