SUNDAYS FOR GRACE KIDS

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, we don't have separate Sunday programming for Grace Kids, but  encourage parents and their children to worship together as a family as we resume in-person worship services.  We'll start some online and midweek children's events in September, so watch your inbox for information!


When Sunday morning programming resumes for Grace Kids, here's how it works:


STEP ONE: VISIT KIDS CHECK-IN

All parents of children (infants-4th grade) will go to a Check-In Kiosk upon arrival (located in the narthex and children's ministry hall). Friendly greeters will help assist you with check-in. If you want touchless checkin, download the KidCheck app on your phone and it'll automatically print when you arrive.


TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR A KIDCHECK ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU VISIT, CLICK HERE.


STEP TWO: ATTEND WORSHIP (8:15AM or 10:45AM)

  • Infants through Preschoolers go directly to their classrooms for age-appropriate teaching and activities. You can learn more here about the Early Childhood Ministries for our infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • K-4th graders begin in the worship service with parents,  and are dismissed to Children's Church about 25 minutes into the service. During Children's Church, children hear the Bible story in a large group and continue the lesson in small groups based on their grade level. 
  • 5th-6th graders (Connect) begin in worship with parents and are dismissed to Children's Church about 25 minutes into the service. This discussion-based class gives older children opportunity to think more deeply and ask questions about the overarching story of redemption and God's covenant promises.  While 5th graders are still a part of Children's Ministry, 6th graders are part of the Youth of Grace.  This class has a secondary goal of bridging these transitional years.

9:45AM-10:30AM (SEPT.- MAY)


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Between services, all children ages 2 years through 5th grade have classes led by dedicated, caring teachers.  According to their age, children learn the books of the Bible, the ABCs of God, how God's kept His promises, and much more.  For infants and toddlers, trained volunteer staff enjoy the opportunity to play, snuggle, read, sing, and pray with our youngest Grace Kids.

BIRTH - TWOS


LITTLE ONES

Our youngest Grace kids are welcomed by an eager staff of trained volunteers.  During worship, little ones learn of our great God through prayer, play, music, and Bible stories. 


A Nursing Moms' Room is available during all church events.


IMPORTANT NURSERY INFO


THREES, FOURS, AND FIVES


PRESCHOOL

Preschoolers work their way through the Bible in three years, learning each story with kid-style worship, story time, games, crafts, snacks, and lots of play. Their lessons coordinate with the K-4th grade lessons so families can discuss what they've learned over lunch and throughout the week.

KINDERGARTEN - FOURTH GRADE

GRACE KIDS CHILDREN'S CHURCH

After worshiping with parents, elementary kids meet for a God-centered, age-appropriate Bible lesson from the Gospel Project for kids. This curriculum goes through the Bible in three years, connecting each Bible story to the Gospel of Jesus. After the Large Group time, kids head to their classrooms for story review, games, crafts, and discussion, all designed to give understanding to the day's lesson in various ways.

FIFTH & SIXTH GRADE


CONNECT

After worship in the sanctuary, 5th-6th graders have the option of attending Connect.  This 9-month, discussion-based class walks students through the Bible, connecting God's covenants with the big picture of his redemption story, and bridging the transition between children's and youth ministry. 

SPECIAL NEEDS BUDDIES

It's a privilege to minister to special needs children and their families by helping church to become a positive experience for everyone.  Children's Ministry staff will spend time getting to know each child and his or her particular needs.  We'll find just the right "buddy" and will, with parents, train teachers to work effectively with an individual child.  Contact Jenny Lichte for more information.