Grace Connections Children’s Ministries
“Grace Connections” our Children and Youth Ministries
at Grace Lutheran Church strives to make “their” time together
the most exciting time of the week.
Seedlings (Pre K- Kindergarten)
Children will begin in the 9:30 a.m. worship service and leave for class following the children’s message. Parents should pick them up from the basement Fellowship Hall. They meet in the class area to the right. Please sign them out before they leave.
Sprouts – for children in the 1st and 2nd grade. Sprouts provides an age appropriate lesson to help the kids learn and start preparing for the next step in their spiritual growth. Sprouts meets the same time as Seedlings and in Fellowship Hall. Class takes place during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
Saplings – provides a time and environment for 3rd and 4th grade children to have fun and laugh while developing their faith. It follows a 12-week lesson plan, with activities varying week to week, size of class and subject of lesson. Some activities involve games, acting out dramas, and of course, enjoying good delicious snack. Class takes place during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Children are encouraged to bring a friend. Saplings meet in the room across from the Nursery.
JAM – (Jesus and Me) provides a time and environment for 5th and 6th grade children to have fun and laugh while developing their faith. It follows a 12-week lesson plan, with activities varying week to week, size of class and subject of lesson. Some activities involve games, acting out dramas, and of course, enjoying good delicious snack. Class takes place during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Children are encouraged to bring a friend. JAM meets on the lower level, to the left of the stairway.
JAM Night is a fun, bonding night for 5-6th grade JAM kids. They meet once a month from 6-7:30 pm on a Sunday night. On the date that JAM Night is hosted, there will be no morning JAM at 10am. Instead, the kids are encouraged to attend church with their family and friends.
First Communion Instruction will begin in February for JAM students
Confirmation – an exciting learning adventure for the 7th and 8th grade youth which take place on Sunday evenings beginning at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., most Sundays During the School Year. This learning opportunity helps to grow the faith of our youth as they learn about the bible and Lutheran theology and hopefully have some fun along the way. Class is held in Cafe Grace.
ROCK – is our Senior High youth group (9th-12th grade, with 7th and 8th graders joining them at this time) which meets on the second Sunday of the month during the second worship service at Bagel by the Book and also for special events like bowling, laser tag or capture the flag.
Vacation Bible School – a one week session taking place each summer at Grace. VBS is offered to children of pre-school age to those entering 4th grade in the fall. They’ll have fun learning about God’s love through song, skits, crafts, food and more. It’s a perfect way to spend a week each summer. The theme for the sessions vary. Check our web-site in May for dates and program registration information.