Grace offers a variety of Christian education opportunities for all ages...
During the education hour, we have classes for children in Pre-K-6th grade. These classes use the Lectionary-based (the set three year rotation of scripture used for worship) curriculum "Whirl".
Following the Children's Message:
3 and 4 year old children are invited to go to Plan 'n Worship. They hear a story, and then go to the nursery where they will be cared for by our nursery caregivers until the conclusion of worship.
5-7 year old children are invited to go to Bridges to Worship where they will have a worshipful experience using the Godly Play curriculum. The remain in the Bridges room until they are picked up by their parents after worship.
The Junior High class uses a variety of resources, usually starting with the Echo the Story curriculum that covers the whole arc of the biblical story in 12 weeks.
The Confirmation class is most typically for 9th graders. They explore questions of faith using the the Confirm Not Conform curriculum supplement by the creative ideas and passionate faith of the confirmation leaders.
The Senior High class uses a variety of resources as our teens continue to explore matters of faith and how their faith is lived out outside the walls of the church.
The current focus of the Adult Discipleship class is "A Year with Jesus" -- exploring what the four Gospel writers tell us about who Jesus is and what it means to be his disciples in the 21st century.
The Young Adult class focuses on discussions about life, faith, and the world today.
We also offer seasonal small group opportunities for Advent and Lent. This past Lent small groups formed to read Forgiveness by Marjorie Thompson. We'll be reading Chosen by Walter Brueggemann for Advent 2017.