Children

Welcome! It is our desire to partner with and support parents, showing each child "All About Jesus: beginning to end" -- Genesis through Revelation, infancy to old age.

Join Us!

If you are new, we encourage you to check in at the children's welcome desk in the main building where volunteers can help direct you to your children's classes. 3rd-5th graders are invited to go directly to service for worship singing with families before being dismissed to their classes.


Save the Date for these upcoming events in CHildren's Ministry:

NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS NEEDED
Feed the Need is a continuation of the Backpack program this summer. Grace will be helping 8 local families with a weekly box of food through August. We encourage everyone to help if you are able by donating items at the children's welcome desk (box of cereal, granola bars, can vegetable/fruit, box macaroni and cheese). If you have extra fresh food from your garden, we'd love to include this; please contact Melanie ( , 891-2006 ext 133).


Summer Art & Drama Camps
Save the dates!

Art Camp: July 9-13, 9:30am-2:00pm
ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT IN ART CAMP!

Drama Camp: July 16-20, 9:30am-2:00pm
DRAMA CAMP IS FULL! You are welcome to register and be on the waiting list.

WHO: Rising 3rd-8th graders

Registration: May 1-July 1
(Camp space is limited; when camp is full there will be a waiting list)

COST: $95/camp, $165/both camps (payment due at registration)

Register Online


Weekly Sunday Mornings in Children's Ministry

Preschool Ages: Birth - Pre K

Loving care is given to all children, but especially babies through 4-year olds since separation from parents can sometimes be difficult. Children "move up" from the baby to toddler room as they are able to walk independently and sit for a snack and short Bible story.  2-4 year old children move up each August as the new school year begins.  Weekly interactive Bible lessons begin at age two which include songs, crafts, activities, and dramatic play.

Elementary Classes: Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Students are divided by age and gender to present the gospel in the most meaningful way. PreK-5th students learn one Bible verse each month so families can work on it together. Parents are encouraged to visit or help in class, and to use the take-home papers to continue conversations at home.


Older Elementary Kids Join in Worship!

We are excited to come together as a body to worship and build community across generations! Our 3rd-5th graders go directly to worship service with their family to join them for worship singing. After the music, they are dismissed through the side door to the Children’s Hallway where teachers will take them to class. Children younger than third grade are very welcome in service as well – parents will need to walk them to class and sign them in.

If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Children’s Welcome Desk in the CM Hallway, or ask for Melanie Wilkins, our Children’s Ministry Director, 891-2006 or email


Opportunities to Serve

There is always room for more volunteers in Children's Ministry! Please contact Melanie if you are interested in teaching, helping, greeting at the welcome desk, or working behind the scenes. We can work with your schedule (once a month, once a quarter, weekly, bi-weekly) and in your area/age of interest and passion. This is a wonderful way to connect with others while serving the children and families of Grace!

Contact Melanie about ministry opportunities: , 891-2006 ext 133 or dowload the Volunteer Application


Safety

All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition all teacher helpers must attend training.