Grace Family Church is committed to teaching God’s Word to children, from Nursery age through the Sixth Grade. Our teachers and their assistants love the children and take seriously the responsibility to help the children grow in the things of God. Pastor Adam Fredericks, who oversees the Children’s Church, and his staff diligently endeavor to utilize materials that are age appropriate to help establish a strong foundation of God’s Word within the hearts of the children.
We have a time of Praise & Worship songs with the children, which helps enhance the lessons and is how we begin each Sunday’s service. Skits, puppets, games and crafts are routinely used to help illustrate Biblical principles and make the Children’s Church fun, as well instructional. Class field trips and holiday overnights are also part of our Children’s Church, helping the children to know that the things of God are fun and exciting.
The church participates in, three annual community events that reach out to a very large number of children. Our “Easter Egg Hunt” and “Vacation Bible School” draw children from all over the area and we are very well known for them both. We participate in the “October 31st Main Street Outreach” in Newtown, offering puppet skits, games, and candy, as well as snacks and beverages for the parents. There are literally thousands of children at this event.
Grace Family Church is a strong Bible based church. Our intent is always to establish a firm foundation of the Word of God in the heart of every adult, youth and child. This will always be one of the key priorities of the church. You and your children will grow in the things of God here at Grace Family Church.
Infant Nursery (Birth - 1 year olds):
We believe in ministering to the needs of every age group, including our precious babies. While parents enjoy the adult services, they can rest assured that their infants are receiving personal care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our caring volunteers create a positive church experience that introduces infants to a love for Jesus early on. Nursery classes coincide with all of our Sunday morning and mid-week services. We recommend parents bring a diaper bag and bottle, both labeled with your child's name. Please feel welcome to bring any comfort items your child might have such as a blanket or favorite toy. You will also want to bring a change of clothes for your child just in case it is needed.
Toddler Nursery (2 & 3 year olds):
We feel that the "terrific" 2's and 3's are an age where foundational character development begins. In this classroom we endeavor to teach Biblical character strengths to the children. Things like honesty, patience, and forgiveness are focused on. Through guided play, music, craft and story time these children learn important principles for their young lives. Nursery classes coincide with all of our Sunday morning and mid-week services. We recommend parents bring a diaper bag, labeled with your child's name. You will also want to bring a change of clothes for your child just in case it is needed.
Preschool and Kindergarten:
We know that this age group loves to learn, which is why this classroom provides interactive learning experiences in a colorful and engaging atmosphere. From illustrated Bible lessons to hands on interaction, children learn God's Word in bite-size bits. Age-specific classes coincide with all of our Sunday morning and mid-week services.
Children’s Church (1st through 6th grades):
Children will enjoy themselves completely in any of our colorful classrooms. We begin each service with fun games and meaningful worship. The principles from God’s Word are taught to the children in a relevant and creative way. Children will also spend time in small groups discussing the weekly points. Children are not sitting through long lectures, but learn through class activities and participation.