Christian Education

During the 2018-2019 church year, Grace offers a variety of Christian education opportunities for all ages.

For Children

Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15

Nursery

Child care is provided during the Christian Education hour. Adult and teen volunteers work with paid nursery staff to provide comforting care to our little ones. For more information, contact Lee Bartlett, Nursery Coordinator at ude.s1561072367pcf@t1561072367teltr1561072367abhl1561072367 or (703) 644-8433.

K-5th Grade

This class meets in Room 2 on the church's lower level. The Feasting on the Word curriculum offers a fun re-telling of the week’s Bible story, followed by other activities based on the story. The class is taught by Mary Shoemaker and a rotation of volunteers.

For Youth (Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15)

6th-8th Grade

This class meets in Room 10 on the lower level. The class uses the Echo the Story curriculum that covers the whole arc of the Bible in 36 weeks, making connections between Old and New Testaments. The class is taught by Kathy Giese and Greta Miller.

Confirmation Class

The Confirmation class is most typically for 9th graders. They meet in the Tower Room and explore questions of faith using the Big God, Big Questions curriculum, supplemented by the creative ideas and passionate faith of the confirmation leaders. The class is taught by Ed and Cindi Bryant.

9th-12th Grade

This class meets in the Youth Room on the Balcony level. The class uses a variety of resources including, but not limited to, Faith Questions and other resources from The Thoughtful Christian. Tim Stryker and Mark Shoemaker are the primary teachers.

For Adults

Check out the Adult Education page for offerings for adults.

Intergenerational: First Wednesday GIG (Growing in Grace)!

Dinner: (informal; come when you're able): 5:30-6:30p.m.

Programs: 6:30-7:30p.m.

Wester Fellowship Hall

Dinner, fellowship, programs, and activities for all ages!! Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for light dinner, programs on current issues for adults and teens from a Christian perspective, and crafts, music, video, and activities for younger ages. Dinner starts at 5:30; programs start at 6:30.

Upcoming programs:

  • Wednesday, February 6: Love Thy Neighbor (make fleece hats and scarves for children in the community)
  • Tuesday, March 5 (note change in day--we will gather on TUESDAY): Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Pancake Race
  • Wednesday, April 3: TBD