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 - Most recent updates:
Here is what’s coming up in August:
VBS Report: Was held outdoors in June and was a lot of fun! Special thanks to Tina Ebright for all the work she put into it, and for her excellent planning and oversight. We were blessed with great weather, happy kids, dedicated volunteers, and a wonderful week!
Sunday School Returns: We are excited to return to meeting regularly and in person this fall. Grace Sunday School will follow the local schools in terms of masking and other Covid-related recommendations, etc. At this point, we are planning to meet in the regular Sunday school classrooms in two separate groups (pre-K through 2nd grade and 3-6th grade). Once a month, we will also host large group events for all students. These are great opportunities for kids to invite their friends to church and Sunday School! Watch the newsletter for more information on each month’s event.
Confirmation Classes: Classes will be taught by Pastor Hanson for students in 7-9th grade and will begin meeting in the fall. Meeting times and dates will be determined in coordination with confirmation families.
Rally Day: Scheduled for September 12, with regular classes beginning the following week. More information will be posted in the September newsletter.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we will look forward to kicking off the Sunday School year in September!
Questions? Please contact Kelly Hanson or Kelly Coffman for more details, you may also email Grace Church in addition.