Grace Kids

Our Children’s Ministry, GraceKids, exists for one purpose, to transform lives by reaching out to children and their families, assisting them in growing relationships with Christ and becoming leaders for the Kingdom. Our events, programs and Bible study curriculum align with our Core Values:

 

 

SpiritualityProvide children with an understanding of the love and sacrifice made by Jesus Christ and the unconditional love from God the Father that will encourage them to develop a lasting relationship with their heavenly father through prayer life and studying his word.  

EducationEstablish a caring and accepting environment for kids to learn about God’s word through Bible study and life lessons.

Love - Providing a loving environment where children feel accepted and comfortable.

Character - Teach children to live by the “Golden Rule” and strive to do right when no one is looking, with honorable character.  Such character values would include Respect, Obedience, Dilligence, Wisdom, Kindness, Self-Control, Orderliness, Service, Attentiveness, Cooperation, Courage, Honesty, Forgiveness and Responsibility.

Motivation - Encourage children to continue in their spiritual walk by providing educational activities that are exciting and challenging. 

Outreach - Promote the concepts taught in the classroom by offering opportunities for children to become the hands and feet of Jesus through mission work.

 

Sunday Mornings

Worship Services

Children are welcome in any worship service at Grace. We have two services every Sunday morning: Traditional Style Worship at 8:30 am and Contemporary Style Worship at 11:00 am. We welcome them to fully participate in the worship service if you feel more comfortable having your children with you during this time.

 

Nursery

Our nursery is available on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, and for most other church activities in Room 203. It is staffed by caring adults who follow our safe sanctuary policies, undergo a background check, and are supervised by our Children's Minister and our camera system. Youth volunteers undergo training in policies and procedures, and are supervised by the adult leaders.

  • 8:15am-9:45am | Infant-5 years
  • 11:00am-12:00pm | Infant-2 years

 

Children's Church

Children who are ready to graduate from the nursery may join Children's Church for age-appropriate worship activities to help them learn more about why and how we worship together.  This is available to children through 2nd grade during the 11:00am worship service.

 

PrayGround  

The west wing of our worship center has a specially designed seating area designed for parents with young children.  It has tables, rugs, and a prayer area to make children’s time in worship less constrained.  We ask for parents to sit with their children, but welcome them to move around freely in this area during both worship services.

 

Activity boxes

We have activity boxes for children that include colored pencils and coloring books for children that would like to sit with their parents in worship.  They are on the book shelves at each of the Sanctuary entrances.

 

Sunday School

Offered at 9:45 am for infants through 4th graders.

  • Infants - 2 year-olds | Room 203
  • 3 & 4 year-olds | Room 208
  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade | Room 205
  • 2nd-4th Grade | Room 204
 

Wednesday Nights

Grace Meal

Grace Meal or "GMeal" is our free meal for everyone from 5:30 - 6:15 pm. We invite our community to this as well. It is a great chance to meet new people and enjoy food and fellowship and share the love of Christ! We have booster seats and high chairs available for children during the meal if needed.

 

Grace Children’s Choir

Children's Choir is led by our Music Minister, Ron Selby. Practices are held in Room 110, across from the Choir Room.

  • 5:00-5:30pm | 4 year-olds-1st grade
  • 6:00-6:30pm | 2nd-5th grade

 

Grace Kids Bible Blast

From 6:30-7:30 pm, GraceKids (Pre-K through 4th grade) are invited to “Bible Blast,” which is a trivia based program geared to bring some excitement back to reading the Word of God! Children will play games, learn, and earn lots of prizes! In May, the children will challenge some of our GraceYouth and adults to a Bible trivia contest! Our nursery is open for infants through 3 years of age.

 

Nursery

Our nursery is available on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30pm for infants through age 4.

 

Summers at Grace

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Culinary Camp
  • Film Camp
  • Music Camp
  • Camp Grace

 

Grace Learning Center

 

Grace Learning Center (GLC)

GLC is a full-time childcare facility based in Grace United Methodist Church open weekdays from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. We offer a loving, safe, and educational environment for your child to grow, learn, and play. We understand how difficult it can be for working parents to balance all of their commitments and responsibilities. For this reason, we strive to offer a program that will enrich your child’s development while putting your mind at ease. It is our goal to offer your family the quality childcare experience you deserveIf you would like more information or to stop by for a visit we encourage you to contact the GLC Office at (501) 404-8816 or visit the GLC Website  click here.

 

 

Children's Minister & GLC Director

 

 

Brandy Hansberry

(501) 404-8816

brandy.hansberry@graceconway.org