Welcome

We see every child as an important member of the church family. The Bible teaches us that each member has a grace(gift) which is essential for the building up of the body of Christ. We believe your child is a gift from God; not just to your immediate family, but to the entire church family as well. Our goal is to have opportunities for our children to connect with God in an authentic way through songs, Bible study, and group activities in our GraceKidz ministry which starts in our lower level  at 10am (check-in prior to service). In keeping with our desire to include our children in our church services, we invite our children back into the main service for baptisms and communion. 
 
Our GraceKidz ministry is led by Pat Sexton who is supported by a dedicated team of team leaders and teachers working with your children.
 

What are my children learning?

For the next academic year (Sept ’19 to Aug’20) we are working with a KidzLife curriculum. Our Gracekidz are going through age appropriate classes using a series called “Psalms” which teaches them the fundamentals of our salvation in Jesus through the book of Psalms. Children are invited to bring an offering as part of their worship. The money they bring is dedicated to help mission related work within our community or another part of the world that ministers to children (This semester we are giving towards the Chevy Chase Community Center in Indiana PA and their winter kids programs). Parents are encouraged to be involved in the church and home based training of our GraceKidz through home worksheets, scripture memorization, family discussions, etc… If you have any questions regarding the material or would like to help serve in the children’s ministry, contact us via email at gracekidz@wgfellowship.org

GraceKidz : 10:00am, Sundays

CHECK -IN  9:50AM ONWARDS
 

Ministry Leads: Val Brown, Margaret Marshall, Carol Affolter

During our family services, just before the adults hear the message, the kids break into smaller groups appropriate for their age. GraceKidz  is aimed at being a teaching time coupled with fun activities  from the Bible.

We currently have four age groups:

1. Green Room– Ages 1-3

This toddler play group is for kids under the age of 3 ( *and until they are toilet trained).

2. Yellow Room – PRE-K

Once a child  is able to understand basic conversation and is also toilet trained, they graduate to the yellow room where they have a fun time with simple lessons and activities in a semi-structured manner.
 
3. Red Room – K-GRADE 2
Our Kindergarten to 2nd grade class involves more structure as Bible truths are unpacked in bit more depth with lessons and engaging activities.
 

4. Blue Room – GRADES 3 to 5

Our pre-teen group is where children are taught lessons from the Bible coupled with activities and songs which are part of a focused curriculum that feeds into what the larger church is working with.

Infants under the age of 1
We provide a nursery with toys for parents with infants to use in the rear of the sanctuary. During the message portion of the service, an audio feed of the service is provided for those using the nursery.