About Us

Pockets is a 48-page devotional magazine for children ages 6-12, published by The Upper Room. The publication of Pockets will end, however, with the January/February 2020 issue

Launched in 1981, the magazine began as a response to parents and grandparents who wanted a devotional magazine especially for children.

Lynn Gilliam, the editor of Pockets, writes in the last issue, “We have been incredibly blessed to be part of the lives of so many amazing kids over all these years! We were honored to have the opportunity to help our readers grow in their faith in God and Jesus.”

While the magazine will be impossible to replace, each month The Upper Room will be releasing a few theme-based articles similar to what readers have grown to love through the pages of Pockets. You can find these, along with other resources for children, youth, and young adults, at UpperRoom.org/RisingGenerations. Be sure to subscribe to our Rising Generations newsletter to learn about new plans as they develop and check back next month to see what’s new.



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