Grace Church - Children's Programs



Programs for Children at

Grace United Methodist Church


                              SUNDAYS AT GRACE FOR KIDS

Children are always welcome at Grace; in worship, in choir and in Sunday School. If you are worshiping with your child, an usher can provide an activity bag, crayons and a special children’s bulletin for their use.  At our 10:00 a.m. service, we offer a children’s message following the first scripture lesson that is designed for younger ears and is connected to the worship focus of the day.


We seek to instill in the children of Grace a love of God and a knowledge of the stories that shape the Christian faith. To that end, we offer Sunday School throughout the year, with children divided into age appropriate groups with dedicated teachers.  During the school year we will be having Rotational School School. There is the Minnows Group (ages three through four), the Dove Group (kindergarten through second grade) and the Eagle Group (grades third through fifth). 


Sunday School runs concurrently with the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  All children will begin classes directly at 10:00 am with a Sunday School Choir Practice in Room 26, the Children’s Choir Room, on weeks two through four.  On the first week of the month, all children will stay in worship as a Sunday School or with their family. The Sunday School Choir will be performing throughout the year during this time. In the summer months, Children classes begin in the sanctuary and are dismissed from worship to their classes following the children’s message.


Nursery Care is available for children from birth to age three during both worship services each Sunday. A paid professional, along with a church volunteer, staffs the Nursery each Sunday.


Throughout the year, Grace offers several special events for children, including a church-wide Christmas turkey dinner that includes a visit from Santa, an Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds, and a blessing of backpacks as children return to school.
“Jesus said: Let the children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”   Matthew 19:14


                              CHILDREN'S CHOIRS

The Sunday School Choir: Sundays, 10:00 to 10:15 am Rehearsals (September to May) The Sunday School Choir, children in 3 years old through 5th grade is directed by Mr. Kurt Hoffman.

The Cherub Choir: Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 pm Rehearsals (November – December & April-May) The Cherub Choir, children ages 4 through 1st grade is directed by Mr. Kurt Hoffman.

The Youth Choir: Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 pm Rehearsals (September to May) The Youth Choir, grades 7 through 12 is directed by Mr. Robert Cantrell. The choir sings several times throughout the year and often combines forces with the Chancel Choir in special services and concerts.


Sunday Worship Schedule for Grace Church 

8:30AM – Simple Prayer Worship
10:00AM – Celebration Worship with Traditional Songs from our Chancel Choir


Our 8:30 AM Worship – A service of prayer, scripture, message and music with organ and soloist. This service is approximately 45 minutes in length, filling the need for those with a busy Sunday schedule and those who wish for a quieter time to worship.


Our 10:00AM Worship — A service of praise and thanksgiving with prayer, scripture, children’s time, sermon, music offered and led by Grace’s excellent choirs. This worship is followed by a fellowship time in the church parlor where folks can meet and greet while enjoying refreshment before leaving God’s house.