We also connect online through our Grace University Families Facebook page—visit the page and request to be added. This is a closed group intended for support and ideas as we raise the young people in our lives. Pastor Melanie is the facilitator—contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Classes for preschoolers through 6th graders meet Sundays during Grace Time from 9:20 am to 10:20 am, September-May. Caring and experienced teachers use a dynamic curriculum to encourage the faith of our youngest members through Bible stories, activities, discussions and class projects. Visit our Sunday School page to find links to fill out a registration form or photo permission form.
Have questions about Sunday School or other children’s activities? Contact Heidi Johnson McAllister at email@example.com.
Besides Sundays, our youth gather periodically to serve together and have fun together. This year for our high school students we offer Our Whole Lives, a whole-person sexuality curriculum, meeting the second Sunday of the month in the afternoon.
Each summer our youth go on a service trip to serve and work alongside individuals and families: Appalachia, Denver, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, and Houston are some of the places we’ve been. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to support our youth and their fundraising for this life-changing trip!
Have questions about Youth activities? Contact Heidi Johnson McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Confirmation program is retreat-based and also meets Sundays, on a two-year cycle, with students beginning Confirmation Class in 7th or 8th grade and being confirmed in the fall following the second full year of the program (9th or 10th grade). Learn more on our Confirmation page. The current class began in Fall 2017 and will be confirmed on October 27, 2019.
On the Sunday closest to Epiphany (early January) we hold our two-part pageant: gifts for Jesus (shared talents…a drawing, a song, a dance, a magic trick, etc.) between worship services in our fellowship hall, and a simple telling of the nativity story during worship at both services. Children are invited to participate by both sharing their talents and assuming a role of angel, shepherd, or wise person in the story.
Grace has adopted a Children and Youth Safety Policy – read it here: Grace Children and Youth Safety Policy