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. To give room for that principle, we seek to have our kids participate with us in any part of our family service that they will find encouraging and enjoyable at the same time; helping them grow. Our GraceKidz ministry is led by Danni Mencer, Carol Affolter and Julie Murphy are supported by a dedicated team of teachers working with your children.

What are my children learning?

For the next academic year (Sept ’17 to Aug’18) we are working with a KidzLife curriculum. Our Gracekidz are going through age appropriate classes using a series called “Keys to God’s Kingdom:The Sermon On The Mount” which teaches them the fundamentals of our salvation in Jesus. Children are given a journal and scriptures to memorize on this journey. We use a scripture memory print-out prize called “Kingdom Kash” that children can earn as they memorize scripture. This is a curriculum aspect that is backed by real money support from the congregation that goes towards helping mission related work within our community or another part of the world that is led by our children. Parents are also encouraged to be involved in the church-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 : 10:45am, Sundays

 

Ministry Leads: Danni Mencer, Margaret Marshall, Carol Affolter, Julie Murphy

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.