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. We do this by viewing our children in the context of the local body of Christ -- understanding that our children are not “the future church,” but a critical and unique part of our community right now.
Loving our children well means:
• We care for the spiritual and physical safety of our children, families, and volunteers
• Each relationship is a foundation of Gospel discipleship
• Loving and supporting parents means equipping them to be the spiritual leaders of their families
Grace Mills River is a member of MinistrySafe and complies with their 5-part safety system to ensure a save environment for our youth and children.
Children's Ministry Elementary Class Re-opening
We are excited to offer a modified version of Children's Ministry at our outdoor services! An elementary class (K-5) will be available at the pavilion during the outdoor service ONLY. Space will be limited and registration will be required weekly.
Preschool Class Re-Opening
We are thrilled to announce that our preschool class (ages 2-4) will reopen on Sunday, July 4th during the 9am service only. This class will mainly be indoors, but have ample outdoor time as well. Space will be limited and registration will be required weekly. Registration for the July 4th class will open on Monday, June 28th at 12:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Christen Stewart or Jill Lewison at
Save the Date for Art & Drama Camps!
Grace Mills River has offered summer Art & Drama Camps for many years. 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: Tuesday, July 6- Friday, July 9 (Closing art show on July 9)
9:00am-12:45pm for students in grades 3-6
Drama Camp: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16 (Closing performance on the July 16)
9:00am-1:00pm for students in grades 3-8
Registration opens Monday, May 3rd
$95 per camp, $165 for both camps
Registration closes June 25.
What's new in Children's Ministry?
PRESCHOOL LIVE! Wednesdays at 10:00am
Christen will be going live on our social media accounts each Wednesday and doing a short Bible lesson and engaging time for our preschoolers! All of the livestreams will be available to watch during the week if you cannot make it to the 10:00am live.
The livestreams will be available on our Instagram and Facebook accounts. Find us on both!
ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL LESSONS!
We are continuing to post an online lesson for our elementary kiddos each Sunday morning on our Youtube channel. We are continuing with our Catechism curriculum that we began in September! This curriculum offers an engaging time for our students and helpful discussion for your family to do together during the week!
Watch our lessons on our CM Youtube Channel
ACTIVITY PACKETS FOR OUTDOOR SERVICES & AT HOME!
Each Sunday at 11am, we are having outdoor worship in the main parking lot at GMR (weather permitting). We would love for you to join us! Kids activity packets are available at each outdoor service. Online worship recordings will continue to be available as well.
WATCHING FROM HOME? Awesome! Our packets are now available for you to download and print at home. Just click the link to our shared Google folder, then click the folder for each week. We'll include different activities related to our CM Lesson each week!
Parents, follow us on Social Media!
Kids Discipleship Process
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.
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.