Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Grace Covenant Youth events emphasize growing in understanding of the Word, spiritual nurture, community outreach and service, and fellowship.  Programs relate faith to the everyday lives of young people and are available for both Middle and High School aged students in grades 6-12.

“Rooted Youth Ministry Fellowship” for Middle School and High School – meets on Sundays from 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm in the Youth Room, Conway Hall, for recreation, dinner, worship, and small group discussion.

Sunday School Classes – meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. In the Youth Room, Conway Hall.  Uses Spark House “re:form” curriculum. On occasion the group enjoys “Wawa and the Word” walking to Wawa for breakfast and a Bible reflection.

Mission and Service Opportunities– Throughout the year, youth learn about themselves, their faith, and serving others.  Opportunities for sharing and serving in the community are offered monthly at places such as United Against Poverty, Family Promise, Ronald McDonald House, The Russell Home and more.

Nurturing faith in children is one of our most important tasks. Accordingly, children are included in every phase of our congregation’s life. From children’s sermons and special bulletins in our worship service to education, fellowship, seasonal programs, and mission projects, we strive to provide ways for children to grow in faith.

Education Programs

 Sunday School

Sunday School is a place where children can grow in their understanding of God’s love for them. The children are separated according to age group:

Nursery and Toddlers: The nursery is staffed during worship and Sunday school with loving caregivers who share the love of God and the church family with our youngest members. Parent pagers are available upon request so you may be reached if needed.

Preschool: In a caring environment, three- and four-year-olds learn that God made the world, that Jesus loves them and that children are important to God and to our church family. This class is also staffed during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Children will be escorted into the service for the children’s sermon and then return to the preschool room.

Kindergarten through 5th grade: This age group rotates through rooms to use five learning styles to study the stories of our faith. All ages meet in Praise Place for celebration and praise before going to the room with their age group for the day’s lesson.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer provides a special opportunity to share the Bible with children. Each year the children participate in Bible study, arts and crafts, recreational activities, music, and a service project.  VBS is for completed grades K 5.  The dates for Vacation Bible School will be June 8-11, 2020, 9 am – noon.   A picnic for participants and their families will be held on Thursday, June 13 ,at noon in Conway Hall.  Register by calling the church office for a form to be sent to you.

Music and Arts Program

Cherub Choir

This choir is for children aged three and four. It meets on Sunday as part of the Sunday School hour. The purpose of this choir is to lay a foundation for a lifelong appreciation of music. Children are taught praise and worship songs through repetition and movement.

Sonshine Singers

This choir is specially designed for children age 4 through fifth grade.  It meets at the beginning of the Sunday School hour each week to sing and play instruments and will participate in the 10:45 service, as scheduled. Children are encouraged to not only stretch their vocal chords, but also to expand their faith. 

Music Camp

For students completed K – Middle School, this camp is held for a week during the summer.  Cost is $20.00 for the first child in a family/$10.00 for each additional child. Optional:  A ukulele class will be offered.  The cost for the ukelele is $35.00. The camp this summer is June 1-4, 2020 from 9 – noon.  Call the church office to have a registration form sent to you.  The group will present some of what they have learned in the Worship services on June 7. 

Special Activities

Special study and activities are a part of the Children’s Ministry. Special classes on Wednesday evenings during Lent, Easter Egg-Citement, the Cross of Love, and special Advent activities such as a Children’s Christmas Pageant are included to bring times of extra learning and fellowship. 

 Small Blessings Childcare

For over 20 years, Small Blessings Childcare has been nurturing, teaching and loving children. Along the way, Small Blessings has become an integral part of the community.

As a ministry of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Small Blessings Childcare is dedicated to meeting the needs of the working parent and providing quality education from a Christian standpoint. To learn more about Small Blessings Childcare please click here.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact us at (407) 898-6571.