Vacation Bible School 2019

We are so excited to host the Downtown St. Augustine UM Vacation Bible School in 2019!  This year our theme is ROAR! Life is Wild! God is Good!  We invite you to join us at Grace UMC the week of June 10th.  We will be having more fun than you can imagine from 9:00-12:00 Monday thru Friday for ages 3 years old through the graduating 5th graders. Kids will explore God's goodness and we will be celebrating our ferocious faith that powers us each and every day through this wild life! You can register your child using this link!


Children's Sunday Classes

We have children’s small group Bible study classes at Grace United Methodist that meet during both the 9:00 and 11:00 services.  The Sunday Class teachers are all caring and dedicated adults and have completed a background screening to provide a safe environment for all children.  Fellowship time is held at 10:00 with yummy treats and good friends. Then the kids head back upstairs for Unto Others while parents attend Common Ground groups.

Unto Others

Unto Others is our children’s group which meets on Sunday mornings from 10:15-10:50ish.  This is a group based on living out the Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Each week the kids work on projects designed to bring joy or help to others in our church and in our community.  We have decorated pillowcases for the Cold Shelter Nights, baked cookies for local fire-fighters, made cards for those serving in the Military, created art & craft items for our shut-in members and so on.  Kids of all ages are welcome to join us and parents are encouraged to attend the Common Ground or Bible Study groups meeting at the same time.


Joyful Voices

Joyful Voices is the name of our children's choir.  We practice on Sunday mornings with our fantastic music director, Mike Sanflippo.  There are practice sessions during the Sunday Children's Class time at both the 9:00 and the 11:00 services.

Grace Kids

Grace Kids Camp is held every Wednesday from 5:00—6:30 at Grace United Methodist Church during the public school calendar year. Grace Kids is an active midweek Bible based program for kids ages 4 years through 5th grade. Caregivers drop kids off and we begin with some playtime outside before heading in to start our camp activities which include worship through music & prayer, bible study, games, crafts, and a time of free play where kids can build friendships. Grace Kids Camp is active, fun, and allows our kids to learn while deepening their friendships with each other and with Jesus. We would love for your children to join us in the fun! You can contact Martha at if you have any questions.

Bible Tales for Tots

Bible Tales for Tots meets every Friday morning from 10:30-11:30 at Grace United Methodist Church located at the corner of Cordova & Carrera Streets in downtown St. Augustine. We have 2 groups, the infant & toddler group where moms & caregivers get to share stories and support each other as the little ones play, and the pre-school group with a story, craft, snack & playtime for the little ones also allowing the moms & caregivers time to share and support each other.  Free parking is provided in the church parking lot. We would love for you and your little ones to join us! You can contact Martha at if you have any questions.

Wednesday At the Park

Join us at the Park this summer as we meet together from 5:00-6:30 at different parks & playgrounds throughout St. Johns County.  This is a great time for families to hang out at the park - the kids play with their friends while parents & caregivers have time to relax and build friendships.  Everyone is invited to join us!  All ages from infants to Great-grandparents are invited and encouraged to bring friends with them.  Come have some fun at the park with us! 

We would love for you and your family to join us!  You can contact Martha at if you have any questions.

2019 Dates

May 29th—Palencia Park 
     405 Palencia Village Drive 32092

June 5th—Vail Point Park                                    
     630 Vail Point Road, 32086                                                                    
June 12th—Davenport Park (VBS WEEK)
     180 San Marco Ave (bring $1.00 for carousel!)
June 19th—Ron Parker Park
     607 Old Beach Rd 32080

June 26th—Palencia Park 
     405 Palencia Village Drive 32092


July 3rd—not meeting due to holiday!

July 10th—Vail Point Park
     630 Vail Point Road, 32086      

July 17th—Davenport Park
     180 San Marco Ave (bring $1.00 for carousel!)

July 24th—Ron Parker Park
     607 Old Beach Rd 32080
July 31st—Riverview Club Park—Family Picnic!
     790 Christina Drive (bring a dish to share!)

August 7—Not meeting—prep for start of school!