Read in 1 min Bible Lessons Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 6 Quotes to Use to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day in Your Ministry Published: September 3, 2019 Did you know that the second Sunday in September is Grandparents’ Day? Probably not because according to a 2010 survey, 66 percent of grandparents have never celebrated their day. But we’re on a mission to celebrate the oldest and wisest members of our families! There are a growing number of kids living with their grandparents. According to the 2010 census, 7.5 million kids live with their grandparents. Breaking it down, that’s 1 in 10 of all children in the U.S. Grandparents are special people. So, in honor of Grandparents’ Day, here are some quotes about the parents of parents. 6 Quotes Celebrating Grandparents 1. “Because [grandparents] are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” –President Jimmy Carter 2. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” –Alex Haley 3. “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” –Rudolph Giuliani 4. “If grandmas hadn’t existed, kids would have inevitably invented them.” –Dr. Arthur Kornhaber 5. “If God had intended us to follow recipes, he wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” –Linda Henley 6. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” –Joyce Allston Recognize Grandparents’ Day According to the Bible, in Proverbs 17:6, it says, “Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged.” This Sunday, consider doing something to celebrate Grandparents’ Day. Invite them to join their grandkids for the kids’ service. Help the kids make cards with their own quotes on them. Help kids understand their family better by making a family tree. Above all else, make the grandparents in your church feel loved. But of course, whatever you do, always be sensitive to your kids’ individual situations (for example, a recent loss of a grandparent). Looking for more ideas for Grandparents’ Day? We have you covered! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!