Infants, toddlers, children and youth are integral members of the body of Christ. The church is incomplete without them.


May and June Events

May 8 – Senior Sunday at the 10 am service,

May 22 – Confirmation Sunday with Bishop Terry White at the 10am service, celebratory reception following

May 31 – Youth Kick off at the Lake, email Hannah for more details 

June 4 – Children’s Ministry Summer Kick off

June 13 – Families at Six Flags

June 15 – Paducah Cooperative Ministry with the Youth 

June 21 – Children’s Picnic @ Noble Park

June 25th- Youth leave for Mission Trip  


If you have someone that is interested in participating in any of these events please contact Hannah Shelly

All Children and Youth activities are posted on the church calendar Here

Children’s Chapel 10 a.m. Sunday mornings

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.

Small Groups

There are four age groups that meet as small groups throughout the school year. High school, Middle School, 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.  We will take a break on groups from Dec 12-Jan 2.

  • Middle and High school meet every other Sunday. Middle school from 4-5 dinner from 5-5:30 and high school from 5:30-6:30.
  • PreK-5th meet on Wednesdays. Prek-1st from 4-5 and 2nd-5th grade from 5:15-6:15, dinner included. 

Community Youth Garden on the Grace Grounds

Since the pandemic, this season a few of the congregation members planted flowers that will be given to house bound members. 

Acolyte Program

We have a thriving young acolyte program. Young people are  trained in and perform the ceremonial duties associated with our liturgical worship.

Episcopal Identity

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.

Worship Services

Every year Grace children practice and perform a Christmas Eve pageant drawn from the Gospel of Luke and an Epiphany pageant drawn from the Gospel of Matthew. 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.

For more information about Children’s & Youth Ministries at Grace Episcopal contact Mrs. Hannah Shelly.