Infants, toddlers, children and youth are integral members of the body of Christ. The church is incomplete without them.
At Grace Episcopal we offer a staffed nursery for infants and toddlers and host of programs designed to nurture young people in their faith and involve them in the life of the church.
December 5,12,19 and 24- Pageant Rehearsal @ 5pm and 2pm on the 24th
December 5th- Saint Nick Sunday @ 10am Service
December 12th- Youth Christmas Party @ 6pm
December 15th- All age peace on the river
December 24th- Christmas Pageant at 4pm
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.
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.
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 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.