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children's ministries

Children are valued by God and in our church community. At Grace, we meet children where they are, and celebrate the presence and engagement of children in all aspects of our Christian community. We provide quality child care, Sunday School classes, and special events throughout the year. 

Our Weekly Schedule

Grace Children’s Ministry Faith Formation class is held on Sunday mornings for 3-year-olds (if toilet trained) through 5th graders at 9:15AM to 10:15AM in room 123. The doors will open at 9:00AM. The nursery for ages birth through two years old is open from 7:45AM to 11:45AM each Sunday to families attending one of our worship services, classes, or serving in some capacity. Please contact Pastor Kim Neace, Pastor of Children and Family Ministries, at kim.neace@peopleofgrace.org for more information.  

All Abilities Welcome! 

Open Doors Ministry (ODM) provides support for those with special needs. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me." We are blessed to have children of all abilities and we nurture, support, and welcome them with joy! We work hand in hand with our Open Doors Ministry which supports children with varying abilities so they grow closer to God and can fully participate in the life of the church. Please contact Nicole Zaccaria, Director of Open Doors Ministry, at nicole.zaccaria@peopleofgrace.org with questions or for more information.

You are welcome here and we look forward to seeing and/or meeting you and your child(ren).  

Upcoming Children's Ministry Events

Christmas ADVENTure

Register at peopleofgrace.org/adventure

Saturday, December 2 at 9AM and 11AM 

Family breakfast with Santa, activities, Christmas story, & special guest

Sunday Fundays

Register at peopleofgrace.org/sundayfunday

Christmas Party - Sunday, Dec 17 at 9:15AM to 10:15AM

KinderTot Fun Days

Register at peopleofgrace.org/kindertot

Mondays - November 27 & December 18

9:30AM to 10:30AM

Kids under Kindergarten and their favorite adult!

Children’s Christmas Musical

Sunday, December 10 during the 10:30AM worship service

Room for Christmas by Mark Burrows 

Make room for what really matters this Christmas!

"In Room for Christmas, it’s one week before the church Christmas pageant. The director is sick and it’s up to the children to do the best they can… but it won’t be easy. No one has learned their lines. The pageant feels like “just one more thing” during a busy time of year. Everyone has their own opinions about how to make this old story feel brand new. A bossy angel. Wisecracking shepherds. Unruly sheep. Will the children get it together in time? Will the Christmas pageant be a complete flop? Or will the children discover, in their own unabashedly child-like ways, the joy and wonder that comes from making room for what really matters.”


If your child would like to participate, rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5PM to 6PM for anyone who would like to be part of the ensemble. There is a mandatory dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 9 at 10AM to 12PM. Costumes are provided. Contact Lynn Leitzen, Director of Children’s Music Ministry, at lynn.leitzen@peopleofgrace.org with questions.

 

All are invited to attend the musical and bring a new unwrapped toy (suggested value $15-$25, but all donations are welcome) that will be part of the Toy Drive scripted into the musical. The toys collected will be presented to GiftMart for distribution to families in Naperville local schools.

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