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 todaysparent.com)
27 Books that talk about racism (From todaysparent.com)
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!
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.