Family Ministry and Outreach

Please speak with Serena or Nick to learn how you can serve as an ongoing volunteer on the Sunday morning Grace Kids or Youth Teams or to serve in other areas of Family and Outreach Ministries! Behind-the-scenes people are loved, too! Join in the prayer to raise strong families in the faith at Grace!

SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST CLUB PARENTS meet in the Library at 9:45 with the Elmers. This class is for parents/grandparents of little ones through teens. It’s a great place to gain support, tools, and biblical knowledge!

Grace Kids

(infants - Grade 6)

NURSERY MINISTRY (11a.m.) For children 3 years old and younger; staffed by Nick S.; offered at 11a worship currently; unattended but available for families to use at 8:30a.

Think you’d like to lead? Let Nick Rittgers know. We are adding a 9:45am Nursery option soon!

Cradle Roll Ministry:  (ministry mailings to families of children under 3 years old):  Contact Nick Rittgers if you would like more information on this ministry or are interested in leading it.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH – We are now offering Children’s Church during the 11am worship for children ages 3 years through 4th grade. Children leave before the Sermon and return before Communion or the Offering. Please speak with Nick if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Grace Kids (9:45-10:45 a.m.) At Grace Kids Ministry, we want our children to experience the love of Jesus through high impact discipleship that teaches kids to know and love God with their whole person: heart, soul, mind, and strength and further teaches them to shine the light of Jesus to others! Children check in through the GLEE wing. (Grace Lutheran Early Education)

* Three Year Olds - Kindergarten meet in the GLEE wing of church with Jennifer Chavez and Hank Jacobs (E8).
* Grades 1-4 meet in the GLEE wing Nursery with Shelley Savant.
* Grades 5-6 meet in the GLEE wing (E9) with Nick Rittgers and Nick Swille.

Events

PINE COVE CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE (October 19-21) COST $105. Our children will be traveling to Pine Cove for their annual children’s conference. This is for grades 3-5 and SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Speak with Nick R. for more details.

Youth Ministry

(grades 7 - 12)

SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH BIBLE STUDY (9:45-10:45 a.m.) What questions do you have? What do you believe? What does the Bible tell us? How do we live it out? How do we share it? Join us for a time of digging into the Scripture and authentic discussion!

* Grades 9-12 Meet in the Youth Shed.
* Grades 7-8 Meet in MR 4 for Confirmation.

YOUTH NIGHTS

Oct. 7 IMPACT Youth Night, 6-8p (Grades 5-6 and 7-12) Large/Small Groups by Grades, Food & Games; Bring friends and $2 for food!

Oct. 14 LEAD Youth Night (formerly INVEST), 6-8p (Grades 7-12) Leadership opportunity for youth who want to learn about and practice Christian leadership; This group will also help lead the 30 Hour Famine the following month.

Oct. 21 IMPACT Youth Night, 6-8p (Grades 7-12 ONLY) Large/Small Groups by Grades, Food & Games; Bring friends and $2 for food!

Events

Oct. 7, 12:30p in Fireside - Youth in Grades 6-12 and Parents — Let’s Talk Summer 2019 (Fundraisers and Special Trips)! Brief Meeting! Please plan to attend!

Mark your calendars for Nov. 9-10 for the 30 HOUR FAMINE from 7p Friday-7p Sunday. Those attending football games can arrive after the games. Speak to Serena about food concerns. For Grades 7-12. Anyone needing to eat for medical or athletic reasons may do so. This is about experiencing on a small scale, what others throughout the world experience and growing in compassion and leadership.