Church Life: Sunday School
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Growing up in the faith at Grace includes means attending Sunday School. worshiping with the congregation, and being part of the fun of church dinners, Vacation Bible School, Oktoberfest, and other special events.

 

 

 

Sunday School 

Grace’s Sunday School welcomes all children from three-year-old preschoolers through fifth grade, including those with special needs. Children in grades 6-8 attend Confirmation classes.

Classes meet on Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m., during the Education Hour, the time between worship services.

Sunday School is using a new curriculum in the 2014-15 school year. It’s called Whirl, and it is based on the lectionary texts read in worship every Sunday. Whirl brings worship and Sunday School together for children and encourages them to follow the seasons of the church year. There is a new lesson every Sunday, with take-home leaflets that provide activities for families to do throughout the week.

Julie Modrich, Grace's Children's Ministry Coordinator, is in charge of the Sunday School program, assisted by the members of the Children's Religious Education Committee. Contact her at jmodrich@graceriverforest.org.

Download the 2014-15 Sunday School and Confirmation schedule
 

Volunteer as a Teacher

Do you enjoy crafts or puppets, playing dress-up, playing games, or cooking? Can you take pictures or videos? Grace Sunday School depends on adult volunteers who share their special skills and interests with children as they explore the bible story. Volunteers teach the same lesson to a different group of children for three or four Sundays. Schedules are flexible. , Grace's Children's Ministry Coordinator,  to volunteer.

Child Safety and Volunteer Training


Sat., Sept 6, 9 a.m.–noon
Sundays, September 14, 21, 28, 9:45–1045 a.m.

Grace is instituting a Safe Practices Policy in order to keep our children and youth safe from abuse, provide boundaries and guidelines for volunteers, and create an environment that fosters positive relationships and mentoring experiences. Grace volunteers who work with children and teens—including Sunday school and confirmation teachers and volunteers and adults who work with our high school youth—must complete the Safe Practices Training program, which will be offered this fall. Each family must have at least one parent in attendance to prepare to serve as a volunteer if needed. If you choose to do the training during the Sunday Adult Education hour, please attend all three Sundays. Questions? Contact Logan Kruck, Director of Youth and Family Ministry.


 

Sunday School schedule for 2014-15
 

More Activities for Children and Families

Joyful Voices choir for children adn teens in grades 3-12 rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Vacation Bible School comes to Grace every summer, with an exciting week of evening activities, crafts, and bible stories.

Grace School provides a quality Christian education to children ages three through eighth grade.