Grace Kids Lead
Hello! My name is Sarah Shea and I am the Children and Youth Director here at Grace Church.
I consider ministering to your children not only my calling but also an honor and a blessing. I believe that a child has a very real spiritual life and it is my goal to nurture that when they are at Grace Episcopal Church. I believe faith is cultivated in community and it is my goal to help create space for kids to build meaningful relationships through praying together, reading together, and playing together.
Grace Kids FAQs
Grace has a nursery for kids age 0 – 2 years old that is available Sunday mornings from 9:00AM – 12:00PM. The nursery is located at the top of the steps when you first enter. We have a team of skilled nursery workers who have gone through the Episcopalian training as well as background checks. If you are new we will ask you to fill out some basic information about your child including, age, allergies, etc. There is not a “check-in” system for Sunday School or GIW (Growing into Worship) but, we would ask you to fill out a short form so we could learn more about you and your child.
Here at Grace we believe that everyone plays a vital role, including the littlest members of the church. We believe that having children in a service is not a distraction but rather adds to the worship experience. We do offer a kids “church” during our second service called Growing into Worship.
Growing Into Worship (GIW) is a program where kids aged preschool through 2nd grade are invited to experience the Liturgy of the Word (first part of the service) in the Children’s Chapel and rejoin the congregation for Communion.
Let us know at check-in if your child has any allergies. We do not offer snacks in the nursery. We do have a snack time during Sunday school and Growing into Worship. If your child does have an allergy we will ensure that there is no snack with any of your child’s allergens. We do offer snacks that are gluten free, nut free, and dairy free.