Grace Families

Grace Families Weekly Update
August 11, 2022
Grace Families Newsletter!
Your best source of information is the Grace Families August Newsletter. Take a look – and get involved!

Youth Parents: Coffee with Chip this Sunday!
Join Chip between services @ 10am in the Family Lounge for a chance to share your thoughts and dreams about middle & high school programming at Grace! Bring your favorite beverage (or use the Keurig to brew a cup) and your questions/ideas. Get to know Chip! He looks forward to getting to know you.

Let’s Start the New School Year with a SPLASH!
All Grace families are invited to an epic SPLASH Party on Saturday, August 27th from 5-7pm! Dress to get wet – we’ll have a giant waterslide and other water fun, plus food & drinks. You may even get to drop some of your favorite staff & volunteers in the Dunk Tank! Invite your friends and neighbors to come along!
This Sunday @ Grace:
Nursery for birth – PreK during both Sunday services, in the nursery
6-12th Grade Parents: Coffee with Chip at 10am in the Family Lounge
Kick-Off the School Year at Grace on September 11th!
It’s a brand new year, and your Grace Family Team has some great big energy to share with your Kindergarten – 12th graders! Starting on Sunday Sept. 11th, these programs will be offered weekly:
    • Discovery Club for K-5th Grade – 9:50-10:20 am in Classroom 3/4
    • Family Meal for all families – after 2nd service in the Family Lounge
    • Middle & High School Youth Group – 11:45am – 1:15pm in the Youth Room
Hope to see your family there!

Discovery Club resumes between services on September 11th!
Kids in grades K-5 will meet the Beati-Dudes and learn about Jesus’ teachings this fall.
Watch for more information next month!

Take a few minutes this month to complete your kids’ annual paperwork, required for
participation in Grace Children’s Ministries.  When your forms have been received before
Sept 5th, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a Family Night gift basket, to be given away
on Kick-off Day, Sept 11th!

Itching to volunteer? Contact Brita for details about summer nursery/PreK volunteer opportunities:

Listen to The Wonder of Parenting podcasts where
Michael & Tim discuss the tough issues parents are struggling with today!


Your Family is OUR Family at Community of Grace!

Questions about Grace Families events and opportunities? Reach out to:
K-5 Discovery Club
Grace’s K-5th grade Discovery Club is currently on summer break and will start back up in! This weekly program will take place on Sunday mornings, between worship services at Grace. Children will gather from 9:50-10:20 am for a multi-age program to include music, Scripture, crafts, and learning activities. Not only are we filling in the gap between services, but this 30-minute kids’ time will help bridge the gap between church and family, bringing Jesus’ love to life as we build relationships within our faith community. Contact Brita for details or to volunteer:
BRG Middle School Youth Group
BRG (Bold Reckless Grace) Middle School Youth Group is for students in grades 6 – 8.
For more information on summer events, the fall schedule, or to volunteer with Grace youth, contact Chip:

BRG High School Youth Group
BRG (Bold Reckless Grace) High School Youth Group is for students in grades 9 – 12.
For more information on summer events, the fall schedule, or to volunteer with Grace youth, contact Chip:
Now is the Time to Make a Difference at Grace
Youth and adult volunteers are needed to staff these exciting new programs! Parents are encouraged to volunteer once a month (or more!) in any of these ministry areas.

Click the link below to begin the application process, or contact Brita for details:
Driver’s Certification:
Youth Permission/Medical Release Form:  (Grade 6-12)
Children’s Ministries Registration Form:  (Birth to Grade 5)
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:

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


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!



We are always in need of Children’s Ministry Volunteers!
To help introduce PHASE and to create community within each age group (birth through 12th grade),
volunteer leaders are being recruited now!
If you have energy and vision for children, youth, and family ministry,
contact Brita to join this energetic team! These volunteer 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.