Grace Presbyterian Church’s Ministry to Children and Families
Sunday morning options for children (infants - 5th grade)
Nursery - (1-48 months old) Sunday service 10:30am (You can check-in and check-out anytime during the service.)
KidsChurch - (4 yrs. old - 2nd grade) Offered during the sermon portion. Before the sermon, during the short "greeting" time, children are dismissed for KidsChurch. (Of course, kids are always welcome to stay with their families!) You will take your child and check in.* There is no check out: the class will return as a group back into the sanctuary after the sermon, so children can rejoin their parents for the remainder of worship.
* Please consider checking in children and putting their nametag sticker on them before the service begins (even though they will stay with parents at first), so the escorting/check-in time can go quickly.
ShoutOut Sundays - We spend a month at a time memorizing and learning about large portions of scripture! The last Sunday of every month is called SHOUTOUT SUNDAY! It’s an opportunity for the students to recite that month’s memory verse, sing some fun songs, and get prizes! Parents are encouraged to learn, teach, memorize, and help at home throughout each week. You’ll be amazed to hear your child recite God’s word! Parents are also welcome in ShoutOut if you don’t mind getting a little wild with GraceKids!
GraceKids Volunteers are loving and protective care-givers for our children! All members of Grace are asked to participate in this ministry after being certified through a background check and an online class called “Ministry Safe.” We are a big family at Grace – a small church but not a weak system. Grace Church plants seeds of truth in these young hearts in a safe and fun environment!
Family Devotional Times: The leadership of Grace strongly encourages every family to try to find some time during the week to discuss the truths of scripture. These Devotional times will look differently for each family. They will often “feel" like a failure to parents, so we want to encourage and equip you as much as possible. We have some great resources in the church library, the Bakers have been preparing for a future church library and have several books to share, plus Jessica Perteet shared many good resources this summer with the catechism parents and is happy to share her ideas. Julie Lowe, a CCEF family counselor recently said these two things in discussing family devotions: “It’s easier to deal with the tyranny of the urgent rather than the eternal. To move beyond the day's activity and the crazy schedule toward that which is long-lasting"…(it will be hard but worthwhile). And "Any theology that you can’t explain to a six-year-old is something you probably don’t understand well enough yourself. That is a helpful barometer, so I try to make sure what I talk about with my kids is really clear to me first.” (don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know, let’s explore and find some answers.)
POLICES and procedures
Contact GraceKids Director:
Emily Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)