NANCY SCHWANDER, Children’s Ministry Director!
Nancy Schwander is your go-to person for Children’s Ministries! Nancy organizes our volunteers for the Check-in Kiosk, Nursery, and Discovery Club, and she makes sure you have all of the information your family needs in order to get involved and grow in faith.
Not only is Chip Wilson our Youth Director, but he also works with the Discovery Club volunteers to bring each lesson to life through engaging curriculum and activities.
Together, Chip & Nancy will be planning family events and opportunities for kids of all ages to connect with Jesus and our faith community! This dynamic duo is responsible for the Grace Family Team as well as our network of volunteers who serve as leaders and teachers for kids and youth at Grace.
VBS at Community of Grace!
VBS is for families of kids age 4 (potty trained) – (just finishing) 5th grade.
Younger children are welcome to attend with parents.
Older youth are invited to serve as VBS volunteers.
Family Meals Nightly @ 5:30pm. VBS activities 6pm – 7:30pm.
ICE CREAM TRUCK on Monday night after the meal!!
Parents share the meal with their kids, then drop them off in the worship center at 6pm for VBS activities (pick-up @ 7:30pm).
Costs: $25 per child or $60 max for family
Sports Camp at Community of Grace is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Students will learn basic skills, enhance their abilities, and just have plain old fun playing various sports!
Students can choose to focus on soccer, basketball, dance, or cheer. July 24-28, 9am – 12pm.
The cost for Sports Camp is $75 per child, $150 per family. Register for Sports Camp here.
Art Camp at Community of Grace is open to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
We will explore various art styles through painting, sketching, and sculpture. July 24-28, 1pm – 4pm.
The cost for Art Camp is $75 per child, $150 per family. Register for Art Camp here.
Those staying for both camps must bring a sack lunch.
Contact Chip for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t already picked up a copy of the PHASE parenting handout for each of your kids this fall, visit the Grace Families Facebook Group for a downloadable copy! We’ve crammed LOTS of valuable information onto each page, to give you tools for parenting each of your children in their current phase of life. If you’re not already a member of the Grace Families Facebook Group, request to join here:
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in our new combined Nursery/PreK room, contact Nancy:
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 links below to begin the application process, or contact Chip for details:
Because our call is to forge followers of Jesus, we offer inter-generational worship (ages kindergarten on up):
At Grace, we intentionally offer creative ways to include our kids and youth in the worship experience and help them engage with the worship service. Most weekends, the kids will be handed a worksheet to help them interact with the message, and mom and dad can help!
Again, our mission is to follow Jesus on the bold, reckless adventure of grace starting in the home, in partnership with the church, and out into the world!
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