First, we want you and your kids to be comfortable. If that means everyone stays together in worship, wonderful…and we kind of like a little kid noise in this church.
If you want to leave your little ones in the nursery (located down the hall to the left of the sanctuary) we’ll have you check them in. We’ll also ask you to keep your cell phone on in worship and leave the number with us if we need to call/text you (which rarely happens).
Children ages 2–3 and 4–5 can be checked in at the classrooms located down the hall to the right of the sanctuary.
If your child(ren) are older (1st–6th grade) you can check them in/out in the Student Ministries building by the gym double doors.
If you are uncertain about leaving your kids, feel free to stay with them until both you and they feel good about changing that situation. All children remain in their classrooms or gym until parents come to retrieve them.
Please note: If this is a baptism or communion Sunday, you’ll see your kids in the Sanctuary celebrating the sacraments.
At 9:15 we have classes for the following:
- Nursery for birth to age two
- 2’s and 3’s
- 4’s and 5’s
- Elementary Sunday School (1st-5th grade)
- Confirmation (6th grade)
- Jr. High Sunday School
- Sr. High Sunday School
- Core 1st Grade: Room 104
- Ignite 2nd–3rd Grade: Room 202
- Rock 4th–5th Grade: Room 203
- Confirmation 6th Grade: Room 200
- Purify 7th–8th Grade: Upstairs Youth Room
- Refine 9th–12th Grade: Downstairs Youth Room
- College Age: Assigned as needed to assist in children classes
After signing in, students will enter the gym for some open play until dividing into small groups. Students will then return to the gym for pick-up at 10:15am.
At 10:30 we have classes for the following:
- Nursery for birth to age three
- Kids’ Church (ages 4-5th grade)
- College-Age Ministry
How to Serve?
Some of you are gifted in working with kids and shepherding them along their faith journey. We are excited that you want to be part of our team. Most of our volunteers at Grace UMC work each week with kids, but some of our leaders work twice a month and a few once a month.
If you are interested in helping in any way or just have questions, contact Stephanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 816-830-7914.
- Nursery for birth through 2
- Wednesday Night 7-12th Grade Youth