We believe that children are born with the essential knowledge of God’s presence and with the potential for meaningful spiritual experiences, activated by God. Grace UMC Children’s Ministry exists to HELP children on their spiritual journey.
Scripture gives us the example of Jesus growing strong and gaining in wisdom in his community (Luke 2:40). Grace helps today’s children to also grow in strength and wisdom by:
- Creating experiences that support children in the knowledge and awareness of God
- Modeling God’s unconditional love for all of God’s children
- Supporting children in discovering, developing, and sharing their unique gifts from God, and ...
- Listening and responding to the needs of children.
keeping ministry safe
To ensure that Grace UMC is a safe, comfortable HOME for children and their families, all children’s ministry leaders are required to be certified in our Keeping Ministry Safe program. In addition, all leaders must pass a national criminal background check and be trained in Grace UMC’s policies and procedures for child abuse prevention and recognition.
Every program has at least two adult leaders present at all times. All children’s ministry staff are certified in Infant/Child CPR, and Grace UMC also has a certified nurse on staff during Sunday and Wednesday programming.
Our Shepherd program also works with families of children with special needs to ensure that every child is included in our ministry with attention to their specific needs.
weekly meeting times
In addition to a variety of seasonal events, the Children’s Ministry meets regularly on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings for hands-on faith discovery and fun.
To learn more about our Sunday Morning activities, click the sidebar.
To learn more about our Wednesday Evening activities, click the sidebar.