Children and Youth At Grace Episcopal Church
These programs run September - May. Watch for announcements about Vacation Bible School and other summer fun!
Rise and Sing, Undercroft, 9:15 to 9:30
Please join our Minister of Music, Martha Burford as we start each Christian Education time playing instruments and singing songs of praise!
Christian Education in the Atrium for ages 3 -12, 9:30, 3rd Floor
We have converted the old preschool classroom into an Atrium – a Montessori-based enrichment space where children can hear, ponder, and celebrate the essential messages of the Christian faith as revealed in the scriptures and the liturgy with hands-on activities (“works”). The children are enjoying a higher level of activity that this format offers them. Please come visit the space and encourage your children to try it out. If you or your High School age child would like to volunteer one Sunday a month to help with the Atrium, please contact Megan Hess. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation, Canterbury Room, 9:15
Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a joint confirmation class with
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for seventh through ninth graders this school year. Mary Price and Holly Pickett will lead the class, which is designed to prepare youth to understand, appreciate, and affirm the baptismal vows made on their behalf when they were younger.
Children's Chapel is offered during the 10:30 service. The children follow the children's cross to the chapel after the reading of the Gospel and a special prayer. Children's Chapel is a time for the children to hear the gospel story at their developmental level and pray for the needs of the church and the world. They return to the church at the passing of the peace. You are welcomed to attend Children's Chapel with your child!
Rhythms of Grace
A Rhythms of Grace service is offered on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. R of G is a worship service for children with differing abilities andtheir families. We sing, hear a story from the bible, create, play and share Holy Communion. For more information about Rhythms of Grace, please contact Sharon Massie
Godly Play & Cherub Choir Tuesdays
3:30 – 4:30, Atrium, 3rd floor Parish House
(ages 3 through first grade)
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 to listen to a story, a time of wondering, and a time for children to respond to the story through art or creative play. In addition to Godly Play, a Cherub Choir begins at 4 pm, with parents free to join at 4:20-4:30 to learn Family Songs for Blessings.