Infants, toddlers, children and youth are integral members of the body of Christ. The church is incomplete without them.
- November 12 ; Youth luncheon fundraiser @ 11:30am
- November 19 : 3rd-5th Bible Study @ 10am
- November 19 : Rake Day for youth 12-3
- November 22 : No Wednesday night activities
- November 29 : Pageant Practice begins @ 6
Children’s Activities 10 a.m. Sunday mornings
Godly Play, a Montessori-inspired Liturgy of the Word followed by discussion, art-making, and song. Preschoolers-2nd graders meet in the upstairs Children’s Chapel to learn and grow as children of God. They rejoin the congregation at the Peace.
There is a class offered twice monthly for our 3rd-5th graders for the first part of the service. These children will learn the life of Jesus through all four of the Gospels as well as through different learning styles!
There are three age groups that meet within the church. Youth group which is middle and high school combined, 2nd-5th graders and Prek3-1st Grade. These small groups focus on growing their faith as well as their relationships with God and one another.
- Middle and High school meet every Sunday from 11:30-1:30
- 2nd-6th have Godly Play on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.
We have a thriving young acolyte program. Young people are trained in and perform the ceremonial duties associated with our liturgical worship.
Young people participate in All Saints Summer Camp, Fall Gathering, Spring Gathering, Bishop’s Ball, Annual Convention, and other Diocesan programs, as well as Province IV service missions. Financial assistance is available for parish children and youth to go to summer camp and gatherings.
Every year Grace children practice and perform a Christmas Eve pageant. Similarly, Grace youth offer a dramatic representation of the scriptures on Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Young people are always welcome to serve as junior ushers, intercessors, lay readers, choir members, musicians, and on the altar guild.
Other Christian Formation
In addition to the above programs, we offer special classes for young people embarking on Baptism and Confirmation.
Journey to Adulthood is a two year curriculum that 7th-9th graders will be embarking on that teaches them how to function throughout the world we live in as justice seeking, loving, servants of Jesus. We will go on two trips together as a group with the intention for this group to be confirmed at the end of our time together in May of 2024.
For more information about Children’s & Youth Ministries at Grace Episcopal contact Mrs. Hannah Shelly.