My Church

    “My Church,” Friend, Mar. 2011, 27

    My Church

    I go to church

    To worship there.

    I always treat

    My church with care—

    Pick up my papers,

    Clear my trash,

    Fold up my chair

    And put it back.

    Songbooks, scriptures,

    Pictures too:

    I’m careful with

    The things I use.

    For when I treat

    My church with care,

    I can feel the

    Spirit there.

    Illustration by Celeste Smith