Sunday School & Childcare
Younger Children Class (Ages 3-6)
This class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30am - 10:30am upstairs in the Godly Play room. Each week we explore Scripture as a class using the Godly Play model of learning. Godly Play encourages children, through the use of spiritual practice, to explore the mystery of God’s presence by listening for God and to create authentic and creative responses to God’s call in their lives.
For more information about Godly Play, read this article - https://www.godlyplayfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/What-is-Godly-Play-Handout.pdf
Also checkout examples of the lessons we use on youtube here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd8UFTdIPH2cy7uJP33iCWK4I4Utxv8Wi
Sunday, August 4th - Creation
Sunday, August 11th - The Flood and the Ark
Sunday, August 18th - The Great Family
Sunday, August 25th - The Exodus
Sunday, September 1st - The Ten Best Ways
Sunday, September 8th - The Ark and the Tent
Sunday, September 15th - The Ark and the Temple
Sunday, September 22nd - Exile and Return
Sunday, September 29th - Jonah and the Backwards Prophet
Older Children Class (Ages 7-12)
Our older children class meets each week upstairs in the Sunday school rooms. Currently, this class is exploring Scripture from the lectionary readings in interactive ways. We use the Episcopal Church’s “Lesson Plans That Work” curriculum, which seeks to use practical approaches for teachers to engage children in ways that foster thoughtful discussion, creativity, and spiritual growth.
To see the lessons that we use each week, click here - http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/lessons/pentecost/pentecost-and-season-after-pentecost-year-c/
Sunday, September 8th - TBA
Sunday, September 15th - TBA
Sunday, September 22nd - TBA
Sunday, September 29th - TBA
At Grace we graciously rely on the gifts and service of adult volunteers who offer their time, creativity, and energy to support the spiritual growth of our children. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Sunday school teacher for our children’s classes, please email Adam White for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery & Childcare
Available for ages 0 to 3 during Sunday school and worship. Ages 3 to 6 attend Godly Play during the Sunday school hour (9:30am - 10:30am). The nursery is staffed by two trained adult caregivers and is located on the ground level next to the sanctuary.
Vacation Bible School
For grades Pre-k to 6th during the summer. Children participate in a week-long camp with arts and crafts, science discovery, music, missions, and bible storytelling. The kids learn about God in a fun and meaningful way!
For ages Pre-k through 6th. Children perform four times per year during worship. Practice takes place after worship upstairs on designated Sundays. Lunch is provided.
Once a quarter on a Saturday, the children have a special event. Events have included Claxton Family Farm Day, roller skating, Water Park, pumpkin party, arts and crafts, etc.
Children-led Worship Services
The children lead the congregation in worship for Children’s Sabbath Sunday and the Family Christmas service.
After school and summer day camp program for children in grades 1st to 5th from low-income families. Components of program include one to one reading with a volunteer, recreation, nutritious meals, enrichment activities, and family fun nights. This program maintains and improves a child’s literacy.