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Children’s Ministry

Families are very important to God – they’re important to us here at Grace! Our goal is to reach children and walk alongside families as they disciple them. The hope is that every child who is involved develops a relationship with Jesus Christ that is strong and growing. Beginning at age 2, children are actively involved in curriculum that not only shows them God’s love, but shows them how to begin to live a life surrendered to Christ.

Our caretakers and volunteers have completed all the required State Clearances as well those required by Grace Fellowship. This allows your child to be in a safe and encouraging environment.

All families are encouraged to Worship, Serve, Study, and Connect here at Grace Fellowship.

Contact Jennifer Farris with questions or interest in getting your children or yourself involved in this exciting, growing ministry. 717.792.6060, ext. 328, or email Jenn.


Want to get involved? Click on the button below! Don't forget to check out our Culture of Grace document. Understanding how our church functions is crucial to being involved.

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Sunday Mornings


Sunday Mornings


We use Answers in Genesis ABC: Sunday School curriculum for children 4 years old – 6th grade and in our special needs class. This program covers the Bible in chronological order and provides answers to the issues that confront today’s culture through the media, school, friends, etc. ABC provides a thorough understanding of the authority and primary teachings of Scripture.

Key Concepts

  • The Bible is Trustworthy - We can trust all of God’s Word.
  • God’s Attributes - God’s attributes are displayed throughout the Bible.
  • Chronological/Historical Teaching - The Bible presents true history, not just “stories.”
  • The Bible’s Redemption - God’s plan of redemption is woven throughout Scripture.
  • Apologetics - We must be ready to give an answer for what we believe.
  • Life Application - We are to live in light of what the Bible teaches.

Upon your arrival on Sunday morning our greeters are ready to assist you in the registration area by the electronic kiosks.


Birth – 4 years old (Early Childhood)

Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am

This area provides Godly care for Infants through 4-year-old children. We strive to teach age-appropriate biblical principles in a safe, clean environment. The children are divided into four sections: Infants, 2 year-olds, 3 year-olds, and 4 year-olds.

Pagers are also provided for peace of mind.


5 years old – 4th grade (ELEMENTARY)

Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am

Learning stations for the children in 5 years old through grade 4 include high energy worship, interactive Bible lessons, and game time. 


5th &6th Grade (Club 56)

Sunday 9:00am and 10:45am

This area provides Christ centered teaching for children in 5th and 6th grade. Club 56 is an exciting place that is tailored for the specific needs in this time of life.

BIBLE + FUN + INTERACTION = CLUB 56!


Special Needs (Lambs of Grace)

Sunday 9:00am

Lambs of Grace is a nurturing place to help children with special needs learn about God.

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Wednesday nights


Wednesday nights


 

 Contact Theresa & Jim Gottshall with questions or interest in getting involved in this ministry. 717.495.6712, or email them.

ABOUT

Awana stands for: Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. We meet on Wednesday evenings from late August through April from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm.

Awana offers programs for children 2 years old through 6th grade. Included in the program is a game time, Bible lesson and handbook time (learning Bible verses).

THEME (2017-2018):  A.B.L.E (Apply Biblical Lessons Every Day)

Calendar 2017-2018

MISSION STATEMENT:

To partner with families in training their children to...

  • Know God
  • Love God passionately
  • Love others genuinely
  • Serve Christ boldly

 

THE CLUBS INCLUDE:

Puggles – is for children who are at least 2 years old by September 1st. They learn simple lessons through teaching cards, activities, music and more. Then parents, a child’s first and best teacher, can step in to reinforce the lessons with take-home cards that include activities to help point out God’s work every day. Puggles plants seeds of faith and teaches toddlers that they are a unique creation of God and that He loves them very much.

2017-2018 Puggles Calendar

Cubbies – is the Awana club for preschool children ages 3-5 years old. Games, puppets, crafts, music, awards and other activities transform this program into a lively experience where fun and learning go hand in hand. On Wednesday nights caring, committed leaders nurture our Cubbies. During the week parents work with their children through a bible-centered handbook to help them begin to understand some of the key concepts about God, Jesus, salvation and the bible. 

2017-2018 Cubbies Calendar

Sparks – is the AWANA Club for children in kindergarten through second grade. The aim of this club is to take youngsters a step deeper into God’s Word while giving them regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. After being immersed in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.

Sparks combines learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. Each week they will play team-oriented games on the AWANA circle, hear a bible message and work with their leaders in their handbooks to earn awards.

The Sparks curriculum takes the children on a chronological trip through God’s Word.

Truth and Training – (Also known as Awana T&T) The name Truth and Training reflects the passion of AWANA to reach third through sixth grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow today.

T&T clubbers also have the opportunity to participate in several special events each year like our Grand Prix (a pinewood derby race), AWANA games and Bible Quizzing. In addition, the directors for each club plan several outings and activities designed for fun and relationship building during the year.

Student Leaders – are teens who serve in the Awana program. They are yesterday’s Clubbers and Today’s Leaders. The purpose of our student leader program is to help middle school and high school students develop their spiritual gifts while allowing them to serve in the local church. Participation in the student leader program is a privilege, and as such, students must qualify and agree to uphold the Awana standards as well as continue to be in God’s Word and work in handbooks as well.