Do you expect your members with young children to use it or is it optional depending on the preference of the parents? What about children's church? At what age are children welcome in your sanctuary during a regular preaching service? I'm finding that quite a few young mothers that I speak with don't feel that their children are welcome in "big' church and even heard a horror story this week where a mother with a baby who dared to make a little noise was summarily given a card "informing" her that the church had nursery services provided! I don't question this, because I was once met at the door of a church I was visiting for the second time and escorted to the nursery with my one year old. (We didn't continue attending that church!) When I was a kid, we either didn't have nurseries or my parents just didn't think I needed to be in one. One of my earliest memories is of my mother pinching me to get me to be still and my shouting "quit pinching me!" right in the middle of preaching. I bet you can guess what happened next (right after the laughing died down). :laugh: So, should children attend regular service or be relagated to a church nursery to be watched after by folks they might not know. Should we be encouraging families to separate during worship?