Nursery & Children's Church
"The commandments I give you today must be in your hearts. Make sure your children learn them. Talk about them when you are at home. Talk about them when you walk along the road. Speak about them when you go to bed. And speak about them when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:6,7 (NIrV®)
YEAR ROUND MINISTRIES:
During our Worship Service there is child care available downstairs in the Nursery room. Infants and children (ages birth through kindergarten) may be checked in at 9:50 AM or anytime throughout the service as they are welcome to stay for the singing and then be brought down by their parents and signed in. Please do not hesitate to ask an usher or greeter for directions to these areas.
Jesus took a little child and had the child stand among them. Then he took the child in his arms. He said to them, "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me." Mark 9:36-37 (NIrV®)
The Nursery Ministry at Grace Church seeks to show the love of Jesus to children (infants through kindergarten age) through Christ-like care. Our CORI screened nursery workers provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment for children while leading a time of worship and teaching about the goodness of our God. There is a check in/check out procedure in place for each child and a silent usher system to notify parents if they are needed during the service.
Each Sunday directly after Worship in singing, children grades K-6 are dismissed to meet for Children's Church. Children will exit by the door next to the pulpit. The class is held in the upstairs Conference Room next to the church offices.
We completed our teaching series on, "God's Power: Escape from Egypt" and this fall we are beginning, “God's Faithfulness: Return to Canaan.” Through this series children will learn that sin has consequences and that following God's way is best. The lessons cover the big picture of redemption--how God was working in the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth and how faithful and merciful God was even in the midst of Israel's unfaithfulness.
Children will be brought back down to sanctuary during the final worship song and will remain in the front row with their teacher. Families are asked to pick up their children directly after the sevice.