We are happy to offer a variety of childcare programs for children of different ages. The style of these programs changes depending on the service (see below for details).
Early Years Ministry
Our Early Years Ministry is run by screened, trained, and eager volunteers who love caring for our kids. We have three programs in Early Years:
Infants 0-24 months. It runs through the entirety of both Sunday services and Wednesday prayer meeting.
Toddlers 2-3 years old. It runs through the entirety of both Sunday services and Wednesday prayer meeting.
Children 4-5 years old. The children are dismissed to their leaders partway through the Sunday morning and evening services. On Wednesday nights, they join GraceKids for the entirety of the prayer meeting.
All children in Early Years (up to Grade 3) need to be pre-registered at the desk in the upstairs hallway before the service starts. You, as their parent, will be given a security tag and a buzzer so that the supervisor can contact you through the service if necessary.
Children who are able to sit through the sermon are welcomed into the service to stay with the adults.
Special Needs Ministry
If you have a child or family member who needs extra assistance during the service, our Special Needs volunteers are available to either accompany your child to their Early Years class, or to provide individual support in or outside of the auditorium. We welcome everyone into our services and would love to work with you and your family to make your visit as easy as possible! To connect with this team, you can contact the church office before your visit, talk to the Welcome Desk volunteer, or go straight to the Early Years Supervisor at the registration desk.
Children from Kindergarten through Grade Six are assigned to an age-based GraceKids class. While the format of these classes looks different throughout the year, they generally include an age-appropriate lesson, catechism memorization, games, and prayer. Currently, our GraceKids classes meet on Sunday and Wednesday nights. On Sundays, they are dismissed partway through the service, and on Wednesdays they meet all together for the entirety of the service.
GraceKids RE/Mix is a "one-room schoolhouse" style program during the summer for all children. RE/Mix runs on Wednesday nights for an hour from July to August.
Teens from Grace 7 through Grade 12 are invited to join GraceYouth, which meets on Wednesday nights (except during the summer). Our youth gather to study the Word, play games, develop friendships, and spend time in small groups. GraceYouth runs a half hour longer than the Wednesday night service (7:00-8:30PM), to allow for extra fellowship time.