Children’s Ministries

ChildrenChildren are always welcome at Grace: in worship, in choir, and in Sunday School. If you are worshiping with children, an usher can provide an activity bag, crayons and a special children’s bulletin for their use.

Did you know we have Grace Preschool? This outreach program for Grace has a long history of providing a solid educational foundation for children 2 yrs. – kindergarten in a caring, nurturing environment. Learn all about the school, enrollment information and more here . January Twos are enrolling now!

The goal of our Children’s Sunday School program is to equip children with trust in God and guide families to help their children grow in faith through education, worship and service. We seek to encourage a love of God and a knowledge of the stories that shape the Christian faith. To that end, we offer Sunday School for ages 4 – 5th grade year round.

For 2019-2020, our reference is the Deep Blue curriculum; from fall through spring, children are divided into age-appropriate groups with dedicated teachers using a rotational model for Sunday School. These classes run concurrently with the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Children gather in the lower level Chapel (room 8) and are then directed to their classes by a shepherd. The Sunday School experience concludes with Children’s Choir in room 105. The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday, and all children stay in worship, as a class or with their families.

For rotational Sunday School, the children are divided into Minnows (ages 3 – 4 yrs.), Doves (K – grade 1), Eagles (grades 2 – 3), and Ravens (grades 4 – 5). While the Minnows through Eagles delve into a biblical story for several weeks using music, art, science, story-telling or cooking, the Ravens explore the scripture verses being read in worship that Sunday with age-appropriate, exciting activities.

During the summer months, children experience the first portion of worship, are invited to a special children’s message in the service, and then are dismissed from worship to a one-classroom learning environment.

Nursery care is available for children from birth through age 3 during both worship services each Sunday, 8:30 – 11:15 am. Two paid professionals staff the Nursery each Sunday.

Mark your 2020 calendar now!

Vacation Bible School + Sports Clinic, K – grade 8 is June 29 – July 3, 9 am – 3 pm. A new combination this year!
Vacation Bible School with a medieval theme, K – grade 8 is July 13 – 17, 9 am – noon. Crafts, games, stories and fun!
Vacation Theatre Camp, K – grade 5  is August 24 – 28, 9 am – 3 pm, concluding with the Friday Dinner Theatre performance. Participants help write the play, create the set, make costumes, learn choreography, and perform!

Watch for registration in spring 2020.