Pockets is a 48-page devotional magazine for children ages 6-12, published by The Upper Room. Launched in 1981 as a response to parents and grandparents who wanted a devotional magazine especially for children, Pockets is published 11 times a year. (January/February is a combined issue.) Pockets is designed for the personal use of children to help them grow in their relationship with God. The magazine is distributed by individual subscriptions and standing orders to churches. Pockets includes full-color photos and illustrations, stories, poems, games, mission-focused activities, daily scripture readings, non-fiction articles, and contributions from children. Pockets receives regular feedback from a Kids’ Advisory Board, who evaluate each issue, suggest themes for future issues, and give input on various questions throughout the year.
Though Pockets is created for children's personal use, there are many ways parents can use the magazine at home and children's ministry leaders can use the magazine at church.
Learn more about ways parents can use the magazine with your children at home.
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"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.