Christian Formation

We have Formation classes for all ages. If you're new to the Episcopal Church, you may be used to calling these Sunday School and Children's Church. Regardless of the label, these are times we set aside for engagement with Scripture and each other. 

During the summer months, we also hold "Grace on Tap", a weekly discussion held in the event room at 28 Springs Restaurant. All are welcome to join us at 7:00 p.m., childcare is provided at Grace Church during this time.

The classes listed below are held every Sunday morning.


Nursery and Children's Chapel 9 am-12:30 pm

 

Classroom locations at Grace Church

Ages 0-6         Nursery
Parents/Guardians are welcome to drop off children with a nursery worker in the nursery room off of the Parish Hall. Please leave a name and phone number on the sign in board in the hallway.

Ages 5-10       Children’s Chapel at 9 am and 11:15 am
Children may be seated with their families at the beginning of the service, then process down the aisle following the dogwood cross. They follow a curriculum called Holy Moly, with a short video, discussion, and craft, at Grace House and will then be brought back to the nave during the peace.

A NOTE ABOUT OUR YOUTH AND CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES
All members and volunteers that work with the youth and children at Grace Church have attended the Safeguarding God's Children training program. This program is offered through the national Episcopal Church and is designed to supplement and broaden child abuse awareness education. All members and volunteers are also well known participants in the Grace community. For your comfort and the safety of our children, no children are left alone with one adult at any time. Please feel free to ask about or visit any of our programs for youth and children. Your children's safety is our priority as we strive to nurture and support our children's spiritual formation and journey with God!


Christian Formation Classes at 10 am

 

Ages 0-6         Nursery
Parents/Guardians are welcome to drop off children with a nursery worker in the nursery room off of the Parish Hall. Please leave a name and phone number on the sign in board in the hallway.

Ages 4-7       Godly Play
Based on the Montessori method, Godly Play uses a careful telling of scripture stories, engaging story figures and a variety of creative activities to encourage children to seek and find answers to faith questions. Children will be escorted from the Parish Hall to Grace House around 10:00 am. 

Ages 8-12      EKC (Episcopal Kids Community)
EKC uses a curriculum called Whirl, which follows the lectionary used in the main church services. The children watch an animated Bible story video, talk about the story, read their Bible, and do a creative activity based on the story. Children will be escorted from the Parish Hall to Grace House around 10:00 am. 

Ages 13-18      EYC (Episcopal Youth Community)
Meeting in the Parish Hall, EYC is a ministry that specifically teaches the older teenagers in the Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer, and how to better live a Christian life. Details on curriculum and after church gatherings vary per semester, please contact the office to hear about the current program.

Ages 18+        Adult Forum
Our Rector Stan McKinnon, or an occasional guest speaker, teaches on various topics ranging from the lectionary to the history and theology of the Episcopal Church. All are welcome to join in the inclusive, lively conversation!