Kid Stuff@Grace!

Although the church building is closed during COVID-19, Grace Children’s Ministry is open! Take a look below for activities, parent resources, and videos.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is one of the highlights of our Children’s Ministry year! At VBS children ages 3 through 5th grade will discover God through a variety of activities.  We will be offering an online VBS during the week of July 13-17, 2020.

Sign up here to receive the VBS materials (and some goodies)!

If you are looking for some resources on how to talk to your child about race / racial inequality, here are a few links to get you started:
Talking to Children About Racial Bias (From the American Academy of Pediatrics)
How to talk to kids about racism: An age by age guide (From
27 Books that talk about racism (From
Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (From Sesame Street and CNN)

These resources are from Orange curriculum, which is what we use for elementary aged children in Upstreet Sunday School:
Why You Need to Talk About Race With Your Kids (Podcast)
Raising Kids Who Will Initiate Racial Equality (Blog Post)
How To Talk To Kids About The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Blog Post)

Jr. JAM Videos

A new video each week!

Measuring God’s Love
How can we measure God's love? With a measuring cup? How about a tape measure? Maybe a clock? Tune in with Ms. Arleen for Jr. JAM this week and learn just how BIG God's love is for all of us.
Happy Birthday, Church!
Who doesn't love presents?! Join Ms. Arleen for this week's Jr. JAM episode: Happy Birthday, Church! where we'll learn all about the season of Pentecost!
Who's your superhero? Do they wear a mask? Join Ms. Arleen this morning and learn about some different kinds of superheroes!
Parable of the Sower
Did you know that Jesus uses stories in the Bible to teach us how he wants us to live? Join Ms. Arleen this morning for Jr. JAM where she'll be talking about a special kind of farmer!
Lord’s Prayer
Watch Ms. Arleen unpack her SPECIAL BAGS which help us learn all about the Lord's Prayer!
Putting Others First
It's that time of the week again! Enjoy some special story time with Ms. Arleen and Spot and learn the story of the Good Samaritan!

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Grace UMC believes in faithful ministry for and with children in our church and community! From the nursery up through fifth grade, our Director of Children’s Ministries, Arleen Field, and a huge team of leaders and helpers from the congregation are creating opportunities for age-appropriate faith development. Kids at Grace learn the stories of the Bible and how they matter in everyday life. They serve in mission throughout the community and at the church, and they help to lead worship as acolytes, musicians and readers. Friends and visitors are welcome all the time! Come check out Children’s Ministries at Grace.

Children’s Registration Form

To ensure their health and safety while participating in Grace Children’s Ministries, all children must have an updated Registration Form for each ministry year.  This form provides leaders with important contact, allergy and other medical information.