Children's Formation

Children's Formation at Grace Church is designed for ages PreK-5th grade. CE (Sunday school) classes meet from 9:30-10:30 during the school year. Many special events are offered throughout the year for fun and fellowship for children and their families. On Wednesday nights, children first grade and older may participate in chorister activities, and we will schedule periodic special events. Watch the newsletter for details!

If your child will be participating in Christian Education and/or special events during the 2018-2019 school year, please fill out and return information forms for our records.

CE/Sunday School: PreK-3th grade

Children Pre-k - 3rd grade “wonder” about our Christian identity, the stories of our faith, our community and our worship practices using the Godly Play model. Godly Play is a Montessori style approach in which children are invited to imaginatively enter into Parables, Sacred Stories, Silence, and Liturgical Actions in order to discover the depths of God, themselves, one another, and the world around us.

Godly Play will meet Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM.
Children in PreK and Kindergarten meet in room 109 of the Grace Center.
Children in 1st – 3rd grade meet in room 111 of the Grace Center.

CE/Sunday School: 4th and 5th grade

Our 4th & 5th graders explore how the Bible applies to our daily lives using Whirl! Lectionary series. Each week students study one of the weekly lectionary readings using engaging videos and hands-on activities to facilitate discussions There are take home materials each week for further discussion at home.

Whirl! will meet Sunday mornings from 9:30—10:30 AM in room 126 of the Grace Center.

Children's Chapel

Younger children, age 3 (by September 1) to kindergarten, are invited to participate in Children’s Chapel each Sunday during the first half of 10:45 service. Children’s Chapel is an opportunity for little ones to learn about worship, and helps them make the transition to “big” Church. They have their own liturgy, and discuss one of the weekly Bible stories in child-accessible ways. Music is an integral part of the worship experience. Children begin the service in the Nave with their families, and are blessed and released to Children’s Chapel, and rejoin their families in the main service at the Presentation.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held for one week each summer for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Music, food, art, recreation, and Bible lessons are a part of this fun and inspiring week for all of our children. VBS is also open to children in the community.
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learn more about VBS

Choristers

Reading kindergarteners to 8th graders are invited to join choristers. Choristers rehearse weekly during the school year and sing once or twice per month at Sunday services, and for special services on Christmas Eve and Easter.
» learn more about the Chorister program

Children of Grace

Children of Grace, more commonly known as COG, is a preschool program of Grace Episcopal Church that serves children from 6 months to 5 years of age.
» learn more about COG

Children’s Formation Committee

The Children’s Formation Committee meets periodically during the school year to share ideas and help plan events. Anyone is welcome to participate.