Grace Youth Lead
Hello, My name is Sarah Shea and I am the children and youth director here at Grace Episcopal Church.
I believe that a person’s faith is cultivated in community and it is my goal to help create spaces for students to build meaningful relationships through learning, serving, and having fun together. I strive for students to be heard and valued in all they do. Grace Youth is a safe space for students to be themselves and ask the tough questions.
Pray. Lead. Learn.
Youth are integrated into all areas of church life; vital members of the extended family that is Grace. They serve as acolytes and readers in worship and in outreach ministries. They come together for formation and preparation for Confirmation. They have fun going to movies, ski trips, overnights, and other events (see below.) Youth at Grace are more than a youth group, they are members of an inter-generational community praying, leading, and learning through various phases of life.
Serve at Harbor Humane Society
Sunday June 27th, 2:00pm
Let’s gather together to serve our homeless animals. We will be serving for 2 hours at Harbor Humane society. Be sure to wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. Plan on meeting at Harbor (14345 Bagley St. West Olive) at 2:00pm. If you need a ride, please contact Sarah Shea at 616-566-4847.
Get Out! for Captain Sundae and Mini golf
Sunday July 25th, 2:00pm
Who doesn’t love mini golf and Ice cream! Head out to Captain Sundae (north side) at 2:00pm, Sunday, July 25th. We will enjoy some ice cream together and then play some mini golf. Grace will cover the cost of both the ice cream and mini golf. Be sure to invite your friends!
Drive in Movie Night
Saturday, August 14th, 8:30pm
We will be hosting another Drive-in movie to end summer on a high note. The movie will be held in Grace’s side yard, snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on if you don’t want to sit in your car. Friends are welcome!
Grace Youth FAQs
Grace Youth offers a variety of events for kids as young as 6th grade up until they are a senior in High School.
The easiest way to find out what is happening in the youth ministries of Grace Church is to contact Sarah Shea, Children and Youth Director, via email. At any given time there may be a laser tag, a bible study, or an overnight event happening!
Grace youth ministries strive to cultivate community through learning, serving, and having fun together. It is a safe space for you to be yourself and ask tough questions. At any given event you can expect to have fun, be heard, and build relationships with leaders and peers.
Anyone aged third grade and up is welcome to join this wonderful ministry. Acolytes serve as leaders in our Sunday morning services, supporting the clergy and carrying the important symbols of our prayer: the cross, the gospel, and the light. Kids, youth and adults serve together on teams of four to six. You can get involved by contacting Sarah Shea.