Children

*Due to COVID-19, regularly scheduled events have been postponed. Please check back for future updates!


Welcome! It is our desire to partner with and support families showing each child how to love God's world, be in God's family, and live in the joy of God's gospel.

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.


Online Children's Lessons

While we are meeting online only during the COVID-19 response, join GMR Kids on Sundays for a special video lesson from Children's Ministry!

Click here to watch!

Mother's Day Coloring Sheet


Parents, follow us on Social Media!

Facebook: gracemrkids
Instagram: @gracemrkids


Art & Drama Camp Updates: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our summer art and drama camps have been cancelled. We believe this is in the best interest of the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff. We hope to see you at our future camps! 


Kids Discipleship Process

Kids Membership
Many families in Children’s Ministry have questions regarding kids membership and communion. Take a look at the Kids Membership video below to see how we view these important aspects of the faith here at Grace Mills River.

Kids Membership Final from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

See the Kids Membership Questions

Kid's Communicant Course
A course for rising 6th graders that walks through the basics of the christian faith, such as exploring who God is, what role the Holy Spirit plays in our faith, and what it means to be a member of your church. Watch the video below for more details.  

Communicants Class Final 03/20 from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

Register here for the Children's Communicants Course


CHildren's Ministry News:

Looking for a way to serve?
Children’s Ministry needs volunteers for the Spring Quarter! We are searching for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly volunteers to serve in our CM classrooms, to be a classroom buddy and work one-on-one with a student, or to greet families at the welcome desk. Please contact Christen at if you are interested in serving this spring!

Electronic Sign-In System
We use an electronic sign-in system that will increase safety for the kids and help us connect with our families better. Parents must sign in all children in at the Welcome Desk before dropping off at their classroom. Thank you!


BackPack Program: NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

The BackPack Program partners with Henderson County Schools to help provide supplemental food during the school year to children who are not receiving regular meals at home. Backpacks filled with non-perishable foods are sent home with children each week to help provide those needs.

We are collecting non-perishable foods in child-friendly packaging at GMR. Collection bins are on the Children’s hallways. For more information contact Christen Stewart:

Suggested Food Choices
*Please check the expiration dates on all food donations.*

Canned Fruit
Oatmeal Packages
Beans And Franks
Cereal
Soups
Fruit Cups
Pop Tarts
Vienna Sausage
Crackers
Pudding
Canned Stew
Chef Boyardee Items
Mac And Cheese Bowls
Raisins/Dried Fruit


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

K-3 students participate in a Bible lesson that includes creative arts, free play, and  hands-on activities.

4th & 5th grade students dig deeper into God's word, preparing for the transition into youth ministry.


Opportunities to Serve

There is always room for more volunteers in Children's Ministry! Please contact us 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!

Children’s Ministry Buddies
We are looking for one-on-one buddies to serve with our kids in the children’s ministry on Sunday mornings. If you would like to help and work alongside one of our kids during our weekly Sunday services, please email for more information.

Contact Children's Ministry about ministry opportunities: , 891-2006 ext 133 or download the Volunteer Application


Safety

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