Grace Church offers Children’s Chapel, a special worship service for preschoolers and kindergartners, during our 9 am and 11:15 am services. We also offer Godly Play, a special preschool Sunday School program, from 10:15 to 11 am. Both take place in the Saint Nicholas Room, Room 122, which is directly down the stairs from the main entrance to the church nave. Or if you are approaching from the glass doors at the parking lot, walk down the Grace School hallway, turn right, and follow it to the end.
Children are always welcome throughout all services at Grace. Potty-trained 3-year-olds through kindergartners also have the option of a Children’s Chapel service during the first 25 minutes of the 9:00 am 11:15 am services (and the 10:00 am service in the summer). Children worship and explore their faith through songs, stories, and discussions that follow the Sunday readings and the seasons of the Church Year. Parents are welcome to attend Children’s Chapel with their child.
Children are brought back to church during the Peace to worship with their families during the Eucharist. We invite all baptized children to receive Holy Communion and ask parents to bring infants and toddlers to the altar rail to receive either Communion or a blessing.
Godly Play is designed to prepare a special environment for our preschool aged children to explore their relationship with God. This program teaches children the art of using Christian language through parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. Godly Play respects the innate spirituality of children and encourages their curiosity and imagination, inviting the children to create meaning for themselves through their participation in biblical stories and liturgical action.
For more information about Godly Play, please visit www.godlyplayfoundation.org.