Christian Education

Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

“Christian education is at the very heart of the church. In the educational process the Spirit of God encounters people of all ages so that they are nurtured in faith, grow in knowledge and experience, and are inspired and empowered to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Our Christian Education Committee promotes Rally Day activities, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Church curriculum. Christian Education also supports outreach projects that our Sunday School participates in, including donations to Hoffman Homes, Homewood at Plum Creek, and our sponsored child who we support through the Child Sponsorship Program of the UCC’s Wider Church Ministries.

Children’s Church – Children’s Church/Sunday School will be held during the worship service. Children will attend the worship service until after the Children’s message, and then will be dismissed to Children’s Church. Children’s Church for ages 4 and older.

Nursery – A nursery is available for babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. The nursery is staffed with an experienced Nursery Manager often assisted by member volunteers. Care is provided in a fun and safe environment. The nursery is located adjacent to the Children’s Church area.

Children’s Message – Children are always welcome in worship and are invited to come to the altar with the Pastor for the Children’s Message at the beginning of the worship service each Sunday.

There are activity books/clipboards on the first row of the gallery near the center aisle that are available for the children to use during the worship.

Adult Sunday School class is held at 9:00 A.M. each week before the Sunday service. Video book studies from authors Adam Hamilton and others are studied and discussed.

Confirmation Class – The Pastor offers confirmation classes each year to youth in the 7th grade and above. The emphasis is on preparing youth for church membership and growing in their faith.

Youth Group – The Youth Group of Grace UCC is comprised of interested children and youth in Grades 1 – 12. Adult leaders and member volunteers lead the group who share an interest in nurturing faith, service, mission and fellowship. Learn more about the Youth Group of Grace UCC.

New Members – Membership classes are held by Pastor Steve as needed during the year. New members are received by transfer of membership from another church or denomination and/or by Profession of Faith. If you would like to learn more about membership at Grace UCC, or know someone who may be interested, please contact Pastor Steve at the church office at 410-756-2302.


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