Christian Education

Sunday Mornings at Grace Episcopal Church  (September - May)


Christianity and Culture, Parish Hall, 9:15


Youth and Young Adults, Canterbury Room, 9:30


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).  We think that the children will enjoy the higher level of activity that this format offers them.  Please come visit the new 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. hessm@wlu.edu.


Weekday Programing

Men's Prayer Breakfast, Tuesdays, 7 AM

Men of the parish and local community gather to cook, eat and pray together. Questions? Contact Don Ellis


Our One Word, Tuesdays, 5 PM (begins January 14, 2020)

Women of the parish and local community gather for an hour of simple food, drink and conversation. We will focus on one special word  and explore if that word has or has not been at work in our lives during the week.

EfM (Education for Ministry) September - May

Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year program of theological education at-a-distance, has begun its fall session here at Grace Episcopal Church. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, the EfM program has played a crucial role in developing theologically informed, knowledgeable lay leaders. The program is sponsored by the University of the South and since its inception in 1975, more than 60,000 people have participated.  If you?re interested in becoming a part of this group, contact Sharon Massie, Program Director, for more information.



Children and Youth

Godly Play & Cherub Choir Wednesdays
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 teaches beginning musicianship and songs of our faith.


Children’s Chapel
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.


Youth
The Youth of Grace Episcopal Church are valued parishioners and take an active role in our worship by acolyting, lay reading, and singing in the choirs.We regularly participate in DIOSWVA's youth events, FYE, Happening, SYE, Youth@Convention and YMT.

Questions? Contact Sharon Massie