Grace Parent’s Cafe
Join Pastor Janet every other Thursday morning at 9:35 am in the first floor conference room to talk and learn about a variety of parenting topics, such as Positive Guidance, Early Literacy, and Cultivating Gratitude in Kids. Childcare is provided. Contact the church office for more information. (September-April)
GCLC Preschool Ministry
The Grace Children’s Learning Center (GCLC) has been a vital part of ministry at Grace UMC for more than ten years, and the school now welcomes almost 300 children each week for programs that range from a few days of “Moms’ Morning Out” for very young children to fully accredited kindergarten classes. The preschool is a ministry of the church offered to the community as an act of Christian love to encourage learning and growth among children from all cultural and/or religious backgrounds and family situations. Please visit the GCLC area of our web site for more information about the preschool, and read this note from Susan Bardwell, the Director of GCLC:
Welcome to the halls of Grace Children’s Learning Center, home to Grace’s L’il Angels! The staff of Grace Children’s Learning Center is like no other faculty anywhere. Your child will be nurtured and respected while receiving instruction and facing new challenges. These professionals are all heart and dedicated to early childhood education like none I’ve worked with before. I am proud of our teachers and am eager for you to become acquainted with them. At Grace each child is never just another student, but a unique individual with specific gifts and talents that are recognized and celebrated.
The success of our students is supported by the close and open relationship between our parents and teachers. I appreciate the trust and faith our parents have placed in us and promise we will always be there for them and their children. I encourage you to remember you are your children’s best advocate and most important role model. Never let them down. Always be there for them, providing consistent boundaries. Share your beliefs, ideals, faith and heritage proudly with your child. Administer discipline and praise fairly, without going overboard on either.
Kids in Mission
FBI (Faith Bible Investigators) is a once-a-month mission ministry for children in first and second grades. They meet on the third Sunday of each month, Ocotber-May, at 12:15 pm, following the 11:00 am worship service. Come for lunch and fun activities at church that help others and help young elementary students to learn the Bible and grow in their faith!