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Children & Youth

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Grace’s Sunday School hour is from 9 to 10 a.m., generally the hour between our two worship services. We offer a variety of classes for our youth, with our COVID-19 caveat: If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that plans often need to be changed or re-evaluated. With that in mind, the Director of Children and Youth Ministries and Formation committee will review the programs as we go and make changes as needed, based on parent and teacher input, CDC guidelines, Diocesan recommendations, and vestry decisions. If we do change things, we will post that info in a timely manner to the Historic Grace Facebook page and website.

K-5th Class: Break out from your house this Fall and join us for Sunday School! We will be gathering outdoors to enjoy friends, stories, crafts, nature and learning about God. If it’s raining, we’ll gather under a canopy. If the weather is not safe to meet outside, we will make the call the night before and post info to our Facebook page.

Children ages 4 and younger are welcome to attend the Nursery on the lower level of the Parish Hall from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays.

Families may be interested in Family Devotions, an online offering of Grace. It’s a nightly practice of winding down that uses music, sharing and prayers led by Father Tom Crittenden, Grace’s interim rector from July 2019 through July 2020.

Check it out on Grace’s YouTube channel by visiting these links:

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Middle & High School

Middle school can be a complex time, but formation this Fall will help our middle schoolers to connect and grow with one another and Christ. They will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. outside on Riverview’s porch and upstairs in Riverview if it is raining. We will be using the Bible Project and “Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People.”

High school is a time in which youth become young adults. This is similar to Confirmation, which is the rite in which one expresses an adult commitment to Christ and the Christian community. While successful completion of this two-year class will fulfill a requirement often expected of adults who join a congregation, the point is to use this time of formation for growth in Christ. The hope is to have some missions and pilgrimages throughout this class. Most weeks this group will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays in Riverview; we ask that masks be worn while indoors.

EYC, or Episcopal Youth Community, is an excellent way for youth in grades six through 12 to gather and connect outside of traditional Sunday School. We meet from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, both in/outside at Riverview. We will either provide dinner or ask that everyone bring their own. On the second Sunday of each month, the youth will break up into two groups: Middle and High School. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the youth will do something together. These activities will incorporate service projects, fun activities and group formation.