Sunday Morning for Kids

Ten or fifteen minutes after worship begins at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, children ages 3 years through 5th grade are invited to go to Children's Choir and Discipleship Groups. This is not a requirement. Children are always welcome to stay in worship. Our adult leaders will bring the children in to receive Holy Communion and return them to their caregivers at that time. On Sundays without Holy Communion, caregivers will need to pick up their children from their classroom on the second floor. Parents of preschoolers will always need to pick their kids up at their classroom. Like our Children's Ministry Facebook Page for other resources and events.

Children's Christmas Dinner Theater

The Children's Christmas Dinner Theater will be held on Wednesday evening December 20th. The play, Santa's Favorite Story, will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a spaghetti dinner in the fellowship hall. The kids have been working on their lines and practicing the songs and are very hopeful that they will get to share the Christmas story to a packed house on December 20th! Please invite friends and family to join you. Mark the date on your calendar and come prepared for a Christmas blessing! As in the past, the children will be hosting the dinner and if you haven't been a part of this before you will find that our children make the best waiters, waitresses and hostesses ever! Merry Christmas!

Groups for Adults

Like breathing in and out are important, spending time alone and in community for prayer, study and conversation is essential for the spiritual formation work God wants to do in us. Here are some community group options for adults happening at Grace.

  • The seekers

    This group meets on Sunday mornings 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Wesley Room adjacent to the Sanctuary. They are reading through the Bible together using a curriculum guide called "Walk Through the Bible." Contact the group leader, Marshia Hewitt.

  • The soul keepers

    Meets Sunday mornings 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Six week Bible study starting Sunday, December 10 – Tactics by Gregory Koukl. The study will provide a natural way to explore the proven techniques that radio host and founder of Stand on Reason, Greg Koukl, use to get the student into the driver’s seat in discussions about faith, keeping any conversation moving along with thoughtful, artful tact. The study provides a real-world game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace. Meets in room 4 upstairs in the church building and is facilitated by Jeff Walton and Karen Mathis.

  • BYKOTA (Be ye kind one to another)

    Meets Sunday morning 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. This group uses seasonal Bible readings to guide their reflection and discussion. This winter, our lessons explore the twofold nature of faith as belief and action. Selections from Acts show various examples of proclaiming faith in Christ. In the Book of Daniel, we see faith in action as sincere, obedient, bold, and strong. The lessons from several epistles show how our actions as individuals and as communities demonstrate our faith in Christ. Meets in the Pastor's office and is led by Richard Gibson.

Middle and High School Students

All middle and high school students are invited to join other youth at Grace each Wednesday evening, 6:30-8 pm. Our time together includes food, games and lesson/discussion. We pray for one another and have friendships that go beyond what school we go to, what grade we are in, whether we're a jock or a nerd and all the other labels culture puts on youth. During the summer we do fun activities with our friends at First United Methodist of St. Augustine. We occasionally go on retreats and do mission work. We learn about God's love for others and how we can be God's hands and feet in the world. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Carolyn. You can also stay connected by liking our Facebook page.