EDUCATION (Youth & Adult)

Grace Lutheran Youth Education program teaches kids the basics of the Christian faith in a fun, interactive way. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings between worship services (starting at approximately 9:15 AM) for preschool to 6th grade, with confirmation classes (7-9th grade) being held at a time convenient for all families. Parents are always welcome to sit in on classes or activities, and friends or drop-ins are welcome too!

 

The curriculum this year will be, “Simply Loved” from Group Publishing, which covers a wide variety of stories from the Old and New Testaments. Elements from Sola Publishing’s SEED program will also be used. Classes will include a music component, where kids can learn a variety of classic Bible camp songs.

 

In addition to regular classes, our students meet together monthly for fun large group activities. These usually include snacks, games, music, and crafts, and are a great opportunity to invite friends. Monthly activities are held during the Sunday School hour and include:

  • September: Rally Day

  • October: Faith-based Pumpkin Patch Festival

  • November: Thankful Breakfast and Pageant Practice Kickoff

  • December: Advent activities, Christmas Pageant, and Christmas party

  • January: Christian Movie and Popcorn

  • February: Valentine’s card making for homebound people

  • March: Lenten pretzel-making where we learn the Christian history behind Lent (and pretzels!)

  • April: Holy Week Resurrection Biscuit-making and Easter egg hunt

  • May: Youth-led worship service and party

In the summer, Grace has a vibrant Vacation Bible School program that is open to the community and takes place in the evenings. Many church members volunteer to help with this exciting ministry!

Adult education meets most Sundays between worship services, as we grow together in God's Word and fellowship.  The coffee is on and the cooks of Grace have set a high bar in terms of refreshments!

 

There are also many other opportunities for Bible studies, at different times and locations throughout the week. And the Grace Lutheran Church Women have various opportunities, as well, for fellowship, service, and study.  

Youth Sunday School Corner

Rally Day will be on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, after the joint outdoor 9:30 AM worship service.

 

Regular Sunday School will begin the following week, September 18, and will be held between the 8 AM and 10:30 AM services (Sunday school generally starts around 9:15 AM).

 

Questions? Please email the church office at graceeaton111@gmail.com or talk to Kelly Coffman or Kelly Hanson.

Resources
Online- Family Devotions

Parents and grandparents, have you always wanted to have family devotions with your kids or grandkids but didn't know where to start? 

 

Sola Publishing (NALC) offers a free daily devotional that you can access online at https://www.holyfamilytime.com/

 

Each week, you will explore a different Bible story, Psalm verse, and lesson from Luther's Small Catechism together. What makes this devotional different from others is that kids ask the questions, allowing adults to share their faith story with children in a natural and interactive way. Lessons are short, and can easily be done after a family meal, before bedtime, or any time that works for you!

 

Also included in the Holy Family website are videos, parent pages, children's pages, and links to other family-friendly websites. Check it out!