Children and Worship
Grace’s worship services are open to children of ALL ages, even when they make a joyful (or not-so-joyful) noise. Activity bags are provided in the lobby for in-person worship, a children's message is given in the first section of the service, and children are always welcome to stay for the whole service. A nursery and age-appropriate worship/learning are also available for families worshiping in-person.
All offerings for children follow our Child Protection Policy; all staff and volunteers have been background checked.
A nursery is provided during the Sunday worship service and for most special worship services. We have two professional nursery workers who provide comforting care to our little ones. Contact Kathy Giese, Children's Discipleship Elder, for more information.
Following the children's message, Play ‘N Worship is held downstairs in classroom 9 for three- and four-year-olds. Volunteer teachers provide an age-appropriate setting for Bible story and activity, after which children spend the final minutes of the service in the nursery.
Bridges to Worship (K-4th grade)
Following the children's message or children in kindergarten through 4th grade, Bridges to Worship is held in classroom 12. Bridges is based on the Godly Play curriculum, a child-centered liturgy of songs, prayers, stories, and creative work. Bridges to Worship is NOT held on the 1st Sunday of each month, to allow our elementary worshipers to participate in communion and experience the full worship service with their families.