Children and Youth At Grace Episcopal Church
The nursery provides a loving, nurturing environment for infants and toddlers starting at 9:00am and continuing through the 10:30 am service.
Sunday School, 9:15 to 10:15 am (September-May)
(for ages 3 to 5th grade)
We are exploring the major stories of the Bible, from creation to revelation using The Path. The Path features storytelling, questions and artwork. We are digging deeper into the Bible and hopefully will be transformed by the journey.
Youth meet at Sweet Treats, 9:30
The youth are joining youth from Good Shepherd Lutheran and gathering at Sweet Treats on Sundays from 9:30 - 10:10 to discuss Peace & Justice. Peace and Justice is a curriculum from the Virginia Theological Seminary. Topics include Conflict, Fairness, Injustice, Ethics, Materialism, Environmental Issues, Apathy and Making a Difference. This class is be taught by Holly Pickett and Susan Cross.
Children’s Chapel (year round)
For children ages 3 through 3rd grade
The children attend church with their parents. After the Gospel is read the children recess, led by the cross, to our Children’s Chapel where they lead an abbreviated service with a children's homily and prayers. After the children experience their own creative worship time they process back into the church, to join their parents for Holy Communion.
Weekday Fun September-May
(ages 3 through first grade)
Tuesdays, 3:45 to 4:30 session
Godly Play provides a time and a space for children to engage with God
and with the story of God’s people in the Bible. A Godly Play session
includes a time to gather in a circle with music and singing, a time to
listen to a story, a time of wondering, and a time for children to respond
to the story through art or creative play. Godly Play does not meet during Lent.
(Second grade and up)
Wednesdays, 3:45to 4:45 rehearsal
The Junior Choir is all about the joy of singing. We learn to sing in a
healthy way, to read music, and to be leaders in our worship. Since we
are a Christian community, every rehearsal begins and ends with prayer.
The Junior Choir sings on Sunday mornings at least once a month. We
also have special events planned for the year, including the Christmas pageant.