Children & Youth Ministries
children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus
said, 'Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'"
In the United Methodist Church, we embrace children as an integral part
of the congregation. During the service of Infant Baptism, the congregation pledges the following: "With
God's help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that this child, surrounded by steadfast love, may
be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal."
United Methodist Hymnal, page 44.
At Grace United Methodist Church, we attempt to provide opportunities
to children to experience love, faith, and Christian nurturing which may guide them in discovering and growing in their faith.
We also celebrate the ministry that children bring to the congregation. They are not only the church of tomorrow, they
are a part of the church today.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HOURS: Sunday School
classes are held each Sunday, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School Classes:
A church nursery is provided for infants and preschool
children on Sunday mornings and during church-wide events.
Primary Class: Carol
Story, Rita Rutland, and Pam Dorman use Bible stories, songs, crafts, and other activities to provide experiences for
nurturing the faith of children ages 3 through 3rd grade.
Tweeners Class: Gina Jackson and Angela
Ellis lead our 4th - 9th graders. Their one-year Bible survey follows the Christian year, giving tweens an overview
of the Bible as they grow into youth. Activities designed just for tweens engage the young people with timely and thought-provoking
Older Youth and College Students are invited to be part of one of our multi-age adult
Adult Sunday School Classes
morning at 9:45 a.m., adults are invited to participate in an ongoing learning opportunity by being a part of a Sunday School
class. Sunday School is a place to learn more about the Christian faith and to be a part of a small group within the
larger community of faith at Grace United Methodist Church. Sunday School classes are open to anyone, and we encourage
you to visit several before choosing a class.
Disciples Class: This
diverse-age class uses the United Methodist Adult Sunday School series with a format leading to spirited discussions
focusing on how we can incorporate the study material into our daily lives. Adult Bible Studies follows the lectionary
that covers the Bible in three-year cycles. This fall the class will be studying lessons from the Book of Hebrews and
the Book of Acts. The Bible study is led by Dr. Clifford Flood and substitute teacher Liz D'Andrea. The
class meets in Room 1 in the Fellowship Hall.
Seekers Class: This
class, in which all ages can find a home, traditionally works through contemporary books about Christianity. On
a typical Sunday morning they disucss a few chapters of their current book. Any given Sunday also
finds them talking about contemporary issues. This class is facilitated by Dr. Richard Beil and
Debra Beil and is held in Room 2 in the Fellowship hall.
Haniel Jones Class: This
class selects a book or topic for discussion. They are led by Ann Horner and meet in Room 3 in the Fellowship Hall.
Adults of all ages are invited to come and grow with this class.
Ths multi-age class of younger adults meets in the church parlor. Using various curricula, the attendees engage
in an open discussion format that enables them to put Biblical practices into life application. This class invites and
encourages those who seek to deepen their understanding of the scripture and its meaning for their lives to join them.