Children's MinistryChildren are of great importance at Grace
Lutheran Church. We have a high value to encourage faith development
within the home. We try to support, encourage, and empower parents in
fostering faith in Jesus within their family.
The variety of children's programs includes: Sunday school each
Sunday at 9:20am (parent's are invited to help in the Fireside Room). We
have an exciting music program for children that include choir, tone
chimes, solo or small group voice coaching. First communion classes are
offered twice a year for children, as they are ready. To help children
foster self-esteem and personal development we offer an after school
theater and music group. Children in 4th grade and older are trained
to help serve at the altar.
A special worship is set aside twice a year for children to present
example of their witness. Each Sunday children are excused during the
sermon time to have the gospel message delivered at their intellectual
level. For small children we have a qualified child care provider
during each worship. Children are not only the future of our church
life, but also our present.
Sunday School for young Christians is held every Sunday with an opening in the sanctuary at 9:20.
Cherub Choir: Wednesdays, 2:30pm in the choir room. Ages 5-8 are invited to learn traditional children's songs for praise and worship in this fun class.
TAG Performing Arts Club - Thursdays, 3:30 in the choir room. 4th grade through high-school perform contemporary praise music in small groups or solos for church service. Will also be working on the spring musical "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe."
Afterschool Care - Monday through Thursday, after school until 5:30pm in the Fireside Room. All students are welcome to read, write, study and just hang out. Computers with Internet and basic school supplies are available for use.
Summer Vacation Bible School: A week long camp for children
in Kindergarten through 5th grades is conducted each summer, with a
different theme each year. Both neighbors and members' children are
welcome, and parents are invited to assist to make this a wondrous time
for young minds and hearts!
Suggestion for Parents in Responding to tragedy
Listen to your children when they want to talk
Accept your child's feelings, tell them you care
Empathize with your child
Express yourself openly
Be tolerant of changes
Provide opportunities to engage in physical activities and art projects
Read scriptures as a family and pray together
Remember the 4 keys to faith formation at home
Caring conversations- how are you feeling?
Rituals & traditions- light a candle during prayer
Family Devotions- Read Mark 4:35-41
Family service- participate in church projects