Grace Families

Grace Families May Newsletter


Kids of all ages will love our START YOUR ENGINES! event on Sunday, May 16th, from 11:30am – 1:00pm!

Bring your family (slathered with sunscreen) AND your bikes, trikes, and scooters to Grace, where you can ride our obstacle course, decorate your “wheels” for the bike parade, check out our Pinewood Derby track, and enjoy some sand play with cars & trucks.  We’ll even feed you!  This free event is open to all, so be sure to invite some friends!

For more information, please contact



Sign up today for our hybrid VBS, scheduled for June 21-25, 2021.
Children in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to participate with their parents at home and/or in person.
Click the link to learn more!

Go to our VBS 2021 page
Join us for some on-campus fun in May!
Each Saturday evening, a photo will be posted on the Grace Families Facebook group page.
Worship with us on Sunday and send the kids on a scavenger hunt to find the object in the photo,
either in our lobby or the worship center.  Once they’ve found it, add your kids’ first names in the comments under the Facebook post.
Attend a Family Gathering this month!
Join Liz & Tina at a family gathering for middle school families.
Saturday, May 8, 4pm – 6pm
Catch a glimpse of Grace’s vision and ENERGY for 6th – 8th graders!
If you need more information, contact Liz & Tina at:
Sr. High youth events are for students entering grades 9 – 12 this fall.
LPE PIZZA PARTY – May 15 @ 11 am
This is a service project where we will be serving the families of the Lake Pleasant Estates.
Please arrive at 11 am to help with the event set up.GLOW NIGHT – May 22 @ 8 pm
It’s gonna be lit!  A night of glow-in-the-dark games!  Join us outside the Community of Grace Worship Center.  We will finish up the night with an ice cream bar.  Bring your friends!

GLOW NIGHT – May 22 @ 8 pm
It’s gonna be lit!  A night of glow-in-the-dark games!
Join us outside the Community of Grace worship center.
We’ll finish up the night with an ice cream bar!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GAME NIGHT – May 28 @ 6 pm
Join us for board games, card games, or yard games!
Meet us in the Youth Room and BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!!!
(Did we mention there will be Pizza, too?!)
YOUTH SUNDAY – May 30 @ 10 am

A great way to serve your church community!  As a youth group, we serve before, during, and after the worship service.  We serve in any way we can; greeting, ushering, serving communion, set up/clean up, and childcare.  Please arrive at the church lobby at 10 am for prayer and instructions.  After the service, join us at In & Out Burger!

To view the Sr High Youth Calendar for May, click here.
For more information about Sr. High Youth, please contact Emily at:

Grace loves families!  

Explore for yourself what a great family looks like AND engage with other Grace parents online, in the private Grace Families Facebook Group.

The support and resources you need are already here – we’re just waiting for YOU to join us

It’s an exciting time to be a Grace’r!

Questions? Please email Brita at



Beginning in March, Community of Grace will release a pre-formatted Family Time event every 2nd/4th Sunday. These segments are designed for families to self-navigate through “What’s in the Bible?,” an all-age curriculum that teaches Bible basics through fun videos (by Phil Vischer of Veggie Tales), learning games, and quizzes.

Family Time is just one of the ways Grace supports parents in their role as faith-formers! Each segment takes less than one hour from start to finish. Sessions 1-10 are already available on-demand. Click below for instant access to past episodes today!



What is PHASE?
A phase is defined as “a timeframe in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future.”
As we move toward reconnection in the coming months, Grace is gearing up to provide resources for parents and relationship ministry for kids of every phase!
Check out the PHASE blog for the “big picture” or contact Brita for details:


Welcome our New Children’s Ministry Volunteers!
A new season is beginning at Grace! To help introduce PHASE and to create community within each age group (birth through 12th grade), volunteer Shepherds are being recruited now!
If you have energy and vision for children, youth, and family ministry,
contact Brita to join this energetic team! These Shepherds are already on board:
3 & 4-Year-Olds: Julie O’Dell
K-1st Grades: Amy & Christina Price
2nd-3rd Grades: Charlotte Bolch
4th-5th Grades: Kayla Pave

I Want to Serve!


For more information, please email Brita Hammit, Director of Family Ministries.