For adults, we offer a formation opportunity at 9 a.m. each Sunday that alternates among Bible study, reading spiritual or theological books, or a discussion related to our common life in the Church.
Children and Youth at Grace
We are always happy to have children and teens in worship here at Grace Church! And we welcome anyone of any age to communion. In former days in the Episcopal Church, the practice was to wait until you were confirmed as a teenager to receive communion. Today, even young children are welcome to receive the sacrament. Of course, that choice is up to the parents – your children are welcome to receive the bread and wine or a blessing from the priest. Below you will find what we offer for children and youth here at Grace Church. Please feel free to ask questions!
Child Care (up to age 3) – Grace Church has child care for all children up through age 3 in the nursery every Sunday from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45. The Grace Church nursery was lovingly renovated in 2010 and is staffed by two child care providers who are trained and licensed teachers. Please see an usher who will help you find the way to the nursery, and please feel free as well to come and go during the service to take your children to the nursery whenever it’s helpful to your family.
Sunday School (age 3 to 12) – We welcome all children between the ages of 3 and 12 in our Sunday School, which meets in Gammell Hall most Sundays during the 10 a.m. service. The children begin the service with their families and then process out together with the Sunday School teachers just before the first Bible reading. There is no Sunday School on the second Sunday of each month, as the children are in church with their families, and the rector preaches a children’s homily that day. Our Sunday School uses the Godly Play curriculum, a creative and hands-on approach to Christian education. For directions to Gammell Hall, ask an usher, and if you have any questions about the Sunday School, ask the rector or our Sunday School Coordinator, Kristie Puster.
Teens in Action Youth Group (age 13 to 19) – The Teens in Action group is a vibrant and lively part of Grace Church, consisting of about a dozen kids in grades seven and up. Teens in Action meets every Sunday during the school year, right after the 10 a.m. service (11:30 a.m.), using the time to hang out, check-in, have pizza and plan events such as parish meals after worship that help fund our mission trips. Teens in Action youth have a ton of fun while striving to help people, following the example and commandment of Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves. Questions: Contact Liz Richards-Hegnauer at ElRichards@Alum.Vassar.edu.