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

Drama Camp Performance
Drama Camp is underway this week and you’re invited to final performance on Friday, July 20 at 1pm! Enjoy this free event and see these aspiring young actors on the stage!

Art Camp Exhibit
Young artists from around the community have worked all week learning new skills to create the next exhibit. The current Art Camp exhibit is in the Gallery and along the Children’s Hallway.


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.