Children

Brittany Board
Children’s Minister
[email protected]

Corona Virus Update for Children’s Ministry

While we aren’t meeting in person, we have ways that you can connect virtually!  Be sure to follow Kids On Grace Avenue on Facebook for the most updated info including:

-A Daily Post from Ms. Brittany
-9:45am Sunday School Live Feed (DETAILS HERE)

Virtual Time with Ms. Brittany
Email Ms. Brittany at [email protected] to set up a virtual meeting with your family and a time for Holy Listening with your child.


Summer Camps 2020

Join us for a great summer!

Sunday School

All children in Kindergarten-5th Grades are invited to participate in Sunday school during our 9:45 or 11:00am worship services on Sunday.

Saturday Night Worship

During our 5:30pm Saturday service children in Kindergarten-5th Grades  begin in worship and during the sermon are invited to special time of learning with our Children’s Minister or other adult.

Infant-PreK Nursery/Childcare

During all worship services and many of our church events, our staff childcare team provides care for our youngest members and visitors.

On-Going Children’s Programs

EDGE 4th & 5th Grade Fellowship
EDGE meets twice a month during the school year.  This is a special time of fun and learning for 4th & 5th graders.  Contact Brittany Board at [email protected] with questions.

Praise Kids
This is a music programs for children from ages 3-5th grades.  Praise Kids meets from 3-4pm on most Sundays during the school year.  Contact Laurie Hansons Roberts at [email protected] with questions.

 Kids Day Out
This is a weekday program for 1-2 year olds.  The program meets on Tuesdays & Thursday from 9:15am-2pm during the school year.  Contact Kristen Lane at [email protected] for details and registration information.  CLICK HERE for the 2020-2021 school year registration form.  

Rainbow Corner Preschool
This is a preschool program that for 2-5 year olds.  CLICK HERE for details.

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL

During the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Hours, children in Kindergarten – 5th grades are invited to begin their learning adventure in the EDGE ROOM! We begin with fellowship, videos, celebrations, prayer and an exciting “Attention Getter.” Once the opening is complete, children are led to their traditional classroom with their Volunteer Teacher. Parents will pick them up after class from their traditional classroom.

Looking for your Sunday School class or Nursery Room?  Here’s how you can find them!

NURSERY

We have six Nursery Rooms on Sunday mornings and one on Saturday evenings. Our rooms are staffed with paid nursery workers to help provide the children with a familiar face each week. Volunteers add extra loving care during the worship services as needed. Our goal is to share God’s love with your child as they play in a safe, loving environment. Our two older groups have a different lesson during each of the Learning Hours on Sunday mornings. Snacks are provided during time spent in the nursery unless otherwise specified. Please make us aware of any allergies or special issues your child may have.

Nursery Policies

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP BULLETINS

We want children to participate in our worship services! To help your children share in the Scripture, Children’s Worship Bulletins and crayons are available at the back of the Worship Center.

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE

Saturday evening, we want children to worship with their families. However, we also want to provide a time of learning for them that focuses on the Scripture read in worship. With this in mind, we invite children to come forward following the reading of the Scripture and go for a time of learning with Ms. Kristen. The children will return during the time of offering to share in the final song with their families.

CHILDREN AND MUSIC – Praise Kids!

Children are divided by age level and spend time sharing in music, musical enrichment and fellowship. Come and join us on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Children who are 3 years old as of September 1, 2017, through 5th grade can participate in Praise Kids!

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Laurie at [email protected] or Ms. Kristen at [email protected]. We can’t wait to see you!


KID’S DAY OUT

Kid’s Day Out is a weekday program for children who turn 1 as of September 1, 2016, but have not yet turned 2. Children have the opportunity to attend class one or two days a week. The program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Enrollment will be held in the Spring for the upcoming school year.

2016-2017
Registration Form

Contact Kristen Lane at [email protected] for more information.


RAINBOW CORNER PRESCHOOL

Children who are turning 2 – 5 years old qualify for our Rainbow Corner Pre-School Program.

Learn More

Please contact Karen Lubbe, Rainbow Corner Director, at 972.335.2882 ext. 513 or [email protected].

ACOLYTES
(3rd-5th Grades)

Please email Kristen Lane at [email protected] if your child is interested in being an Acolyte.

An acolyte is a person who assists in the worship service. At Grace Avenue, the acolytes play an important role in the Foundation Service (9:30 a.m. Sanctuary). The acolytes will carry in the Cross, Light, and Bible to begin the worship service. Trainings will be held throughout the year. All acolytes must attend a training.

JESUS URGES GENEROSITY JUG

Our Jesus Urges Generosity Jug is an active sign of worship for all of the children in our church. Our hope is that each child can understand what an offering is and how it can help all the work that God does through us. Our goal is to use these offerings to help different organizations and groups continue to do their ministry. Each month we choose a different ministry to help support. We pray that as our children grow in this active part of worship, that they can teach the rest of us how to be good stewards of all of God’s gifts.

EDGE 4th & 5th GRADE FELLOWSHIP

EDGE is a fellowship group that meets on 2nd Sundays during the school year from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. We gather together to play games, have themed events, and get to know each other better. Come and have a BLAST at EDGE!

CHILDREN GREETERS/USHERS

One way to help your child get involved in the leadership of worship is for you to volunteer to be a greeter or usher on Saturday night or Sunday mornings. Your child can then assist you with these responsibilities. It is a great way for them to learn service as they grow in their understanding about being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

3rd GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION

All third graders will receive a Bible from their Grace Avenue Family as well as attend a on-day “Learning to Use Your Bible” event. Bible presentations are in October.

MISSION POSSIBLE SUNDAYS

During each month that has a 5th Sunday our K-5th Grades Sunday School classes will meet during their Sunday School hour to participate in a hands-on mission project at a large group.

ADVENT ADVENTURE

Children 4 years old – 5th grades are invited to attend a 3 week adventure during the Advent season that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. The children will share in snacks, singing, games and crafts.

LENTEN ACTIVITIES

Children will have the chance to participate in special activities and events such as an Easter Egg Hunt and more during the season of Lent. Watch for more details.