Children’s Education

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

We feel that children are the “life blood” of the church, so they have a vital place in the life of Grace. Each Sunday Pastor Craig invites the children to join him for “Time for Young Disciples” during worship services. On special Sundays, they contribute to the worship service offering music, readings or other gifts they have prepared.

Sunday School, held from Summer schedule: 9:30- 10:20.  We presently offer two classes: prekindergarten through grade 1; grade 2 through 6. Both follow the Bible-based Presbyterian published “We Believe” curriculum. Although the curriculums are different, to suit the age levels, they follow the same scope and sequence.

Summer Sunday School classes include art projects related to their studies, as well as sessions which focus on the theme of the upcoming VBS experience.

Children’s Music Time  During Music Time our children enjoy preparing songs to be later sung as contributions during our worship services.  They also work on music for their Christmas program, VBS, and other events. Grace’s Music Director and one of our Praise Team members direct the children.  Music Time is from  9:45-10:-05.(Summer: 9:30-9:45)

Children’s Mission Programs  Grace’s children learn the importance of Christian giving as they participate in:

  •          Heifer International (late spring)
  •          Compassion International (ongoing throughout the year)
  •          One Great Hour of Sharing (Lent)
  •          Mitten Tree (Advent)
  •          VBS Mission Efforts (summer)

Vacation Bible School  Grace partners with Westminster Presbyterian and in 2014 will be using Group’s curriculum “Amazing Wilderness”. All will learn about the chosen people as God guides them through the wilderness to the Promised Land.
Dates for VBS this year are July 28-August 1. We will meet at Grace in the evenings, 6:00-8:30.

Children’s Art Show  This annual event usually occurs the last Sunday in August. Art work that the children have created during their summer Sunday School classes is displayed.

Christmas Program  We have a wonderful history of Children’s Christmas Programs at Grace. Last year the children’s program included youth and adults.  The Christmas Story was told memorably as a Sunday worship service.