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 (9:15 AM to 10:15 AM) for preschool to 6th grade, with confirmation classes (7-9th grade) being held on Wednesday evenings. Parents or other family members are always welcome to sit in on any classes or activities, and friends or drop-ins are welcome too!
The curriculum used includes Faithweavers (younger classes) and Sola Publishing’s SEED program (older students). Both curricula are Bible-based and teach children a wide variety of stories from the Old and New Testaments. Scope and Sequences are available upon request.
In addition to regular classes, our students meet together monthly for fun large group activities. These usually include snacks, games, music, and crafts. Monthly activities:
Faith-based “Pumpkin Festival”
Thankful Breakfast and Pageant Practice Kickoff
Advent activities and Christmas Pageant
Christian Movie and Popcorn
Valentine’s card making for nursing home residents
Lenten pretzel-making where we learn the Christian history behind Lent (and pretzels!)
Holy Week Resurrection Biscuit-making and Easter egg hunt
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
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!
Children’s Sunday School NEW Announcement:
Here is what’s coming up in May:
First Communion Classes: First Communion classes are underway! If you missed the first one, it's not too late to jump in now. Classes are being help on April 25, May 2 and May 9 during the Sunday School hour in the Fellowship Hall, and parents are invited to attend. Letters were sent out in mid-April with more detailed information about this. If you didn't receive one and would like to participate, please contact the church office to register your child. You are more than welcome!
First Communion Celebration: This will be held on Pentecost, which is May 23 kids will receive their First Communion at whichever worship service their family normally attends. Due to ongoing COVID concerns, we will not be holding a fellowship hour between services, but will have a small cake for the family of each First Communicant to take home.
Regular Sunday School: Any child who is not participating in First Communion Classes will have their own class on April 25 and May 2. There will be no regular Sunday School class on May 9 (only the First Communion class will be held on that day). Regular Sunday School will end for the year on May 2.
VBS: We are planning an outdoor VBS this year, which will tentatively take place in June 20 - 24 during the evenings. More information will be forthcoming.
Questions? Please contact Kelly Hanson or Kelly Coffman for more details, you may also email Grace Church in addition.