Equipping Youth, Children, and Families to Grow Together
We seek to partner with families so that children can grow in faith. We believe families are the primary people from whom children learn what it means to be a follower of God. Therefore, we are dedicated to encouraging families to develop caring relationships that foster growth and service so that together we can show children what it means to be a disciple.
How can my child get connected?
Sprouts is a youth group for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students. We meet once a month and participate in activities that promote faith, fellowship, and service.
Sunday School is where children spend time learning their Bible basics. We use stories from the Bible as a way to help children discover God's love and put it into action. Most importantly, our Sunday School is a smaller group of children that allows our leaders to build relationships and make connections beyond Sunday School.
The Children's Sunday School Class meets from 10:15a-10:50a. Currently, we are using a "One Room Sunday School" format for children 4 years old through 6th grade.
During the Sunday 9 & 11:00 services, we offer a special class for children ages 4-3rd grade. Children are dismissed to Super Church in the Tree House where they have a lesson that teaches about elements of worship and/or attributes of God. Super Church is aimed at helping children in making connections with one another, with God, and learning what it means to be an active participant in the church community.
Grace Church provides supervised nursery care for infants and children up through age 3 on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and for special services.
Children's Ministry is different than so many other ministries of the church because we are one of the few in which those we serve cannot volunteer to lead the events we host. There are many places where volunteers can serve and minister to the children. Sunday School, Super Church, Sprouts, and annual events are all places where volunteers are vital to what we do. We also have some behind the scenes ways people who want to serve in the Children's Ministry can do without having to be front and center. For more information please contact Pastor Susan Nyquist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Saturday, Oct 21, 3:30-5:00p, North Parking Lot
The Children’s Ministry Team will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” on Oct 21 from 3:30-5pm (in the parking lot behind the playground equipment). Members of the congregation as well as All God’s Children Preschool are invited to participate. Be sure to reserve a space by October 1st! Our goal is to have at least twenty “trunks” that are decorated and ready to pass out candy or trinkets for children to enjoy. If you know that you will be unable to attend, we will also be collecting candy and prizes to supplement those being handed out.
COOKIE MIX IN A JAR
Saturday, Oct 29, 3:30-5:00p, SYC
Saturday, October 29 from 3:30-5pm in SYC - Sprouts will gather and prepare “Cookie mix in a jar”, which will then be sold in November to raise funds for use in purchasing Christmas gifts for community school children in need. Bring a snack to share. Students will have time to play ping-pong, foozeball, and board games after preparing the cookie mix.
We are collecting clean new or gently used mason jars, which the Sprouts will use when making their "cookie mix in a jar".