YOUTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Children’s Message during 7:45 am and 10am service. Children’s activity bulletins and worship bags are available for our youngest members. These are geared to toddler and elementary aged children.
Kid’s Zone invites elementary and preschool aged children to step out of worship following the Children’s message. At Kid’s zone we participate in a variety of bible related activities, games and snacks. Children return to the Sanctuary before the end of service, usually during the offering.
Confirmation/ Affirmation of Baptism (during the school year) meets at 9am in the Youth Room and is geared towards Seventh and Eighth graders. Older youth who have not gone through confirmation are also invited to join us. We rotate lessons on the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism in a two year program. Classes are led by LIFT Pastors and Youth Leaders.
Assisting During Worship, we love seeing children lead during worship. Families can sign up to be communion assistants and greeters. Those 4th grade and up may also be trained to acolyte. A special youth-led service takes place annually on Mother’s Day.
Creativity Club meets on Wednesday Nights at 5:30 pm in the dining room. Following the meal children preschool to elementary age are invited to participate in a short Bible based craft project.
Children’s Choir, Voices of Praise is for children preschool to 5th grade. They meet Wednesday nights 6 to 7pm in the Lounge and are led by Music Director Tom Curry.
Open Youth Room meets Wednesdays at 6pm in the youth room. Those 4th grade and up are invited to join us for a midweek check in, activities and games.
Additional Children’s and Youth Activities
Monthly Activities- Fun group bonding activities are held once a month for both Children and Youth groups. These events vary from parent’s nights out, themed events such as A Royal Adventure & God’s Army Boot Camp, kayaking, trampoline parks, service projects, lock-ins, and others.
First Holy Communion, here at Grace 2nd graders and parents are invited to attend a mini-retreat at the church to learn about
3rd Grade Bibles are given to 3rd graders in the fall on Rally Day. This is a tradition where we help parents fulfill the baptismal promise of placing scripture in their hands.