How do non-believing parents find a church for their kids?
December 15, 2012 11:01 AM Subscribe
How can we, as atheists, find a church for our children who want to attend?
posted by Saminal to religion & philosophy (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I have just taken in our first two foster children! We're doing pretty well except for this one thing: The children were going to church in their last placement and would very much like to continue going to church.
Their old church is no longer an option for reasons I can not discuss.
My husband was raised Catholic and I attended Catholic church for awhile in my early 20's so I know nothing about any sort of Protestant churches. I'm not looking forward to taking them exactly but I can understand why a loving, all knowing, protective father figure God is appealing to them and makes them feel safe and stable. I also think it's a nice way for them to make friends with children they don't go to school with. They particularly like Sunday school.
So, how do we find a church? We don't really have any church going friends.
(Bonus points for how my husband and I can explain our own lack of religion without making them feel bad for their beliefs or enjoyment of faith/church.)