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:

 

 Save the Date for Summer Art & Drama Camps!

Grace Mills River has offered summer Art Camp for many years. This is our fourth year for Drama Camp. We believe that every person is creative, made in the image of God, the ultimate Creator. Art and Drama camps are simply ways to express this creativity and imagination.

Art Camp: July 8-11, 9am - 12:30pm, for rising 3rd through 6th grades
Drama Camp: July 15-19, 9am - 1:30pm, for rising 3rd through 8th grades

Register Now!


Summer Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed!

Our Summer kids' classes begin June 2! We need volunteers to teach 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


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.


2018 Summer Art & Drama Camps