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.


CHildren's Ministry News:

Children’s Ministry Kick-Off, August 25
Elementary-aged kids will join their families for worship on August 18 (classes for birth-kindergarten only)! Our new fall elementary classes begin Sunday, August 25!

NEW Electronic Sign-In System
On August 18, we will begin using a new 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. We are very excited about this new tool!

 

Party in the Park: Free Community Event

Everyone is invited to attend the community-wide back-to-school event, “Party in the Park”, taking place on Sunday, August 25th at Mills River Park from 4:00-6:00pm. Mills River United Methodist Church hosts this annual event, which exists to provide free school supplies to the children in local schools, provide a free dinner, offer family-friendly fun such as games, face painting and music, and educate families about the nonprofit organizations that exist in the community. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Amanda McLamb,

School Supplies Needed for Party in the Park!

Glue Sticks
Safety Scissors
#2 Pencils
Crayons (8, 16, 24 Or 36 Packs)
Colored Pencils (12, 24 Or 36 Packs)
Pencil-Top Erasers
1-Subject Spiral Bound Notebooks
Composition Notebooks
Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper

Collection bins will be located in the Café and children’s halls August 4 - 18.


Summer Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of volunteers to teach summer elementary classes in the 9am service only and classes for birth - Kindergarten in both services in June-August. If you would like to volunteer to serve in Children’s Ministry, sign up in the children’s ministry hallway or email

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.


NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS NEEDED
Feed the Need partners with Henderson County Schools to help provide supplemental food during the summer months to children who are not receiving regular meals at home. We are collecting and distributing boxes of non-perishable foods in child-friendly packaging to eight families in our neighborhood over the summer. Collection bins will be on the Children’s hallways and the Information area. Volunteers are needed weekly to help with collecting, organizing and delivery of food boxes. Deliveries will begin on Wednesday, June 19th through August 21st. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed.
For more information contact Amanda McLamb:

Suggested Food Choices

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

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. *Please Note: Elementary Classes are offered during the 9am service only during the Summer months.


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 contact us at 891-2006 or email


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!

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