Sunday Mornings

Worship in the Sanctuary

Children at Grace are welcomed and integrated into the worship service from a young age. You will find them serving in various ways—greeting at the door, taking offering, providing music, etc. We believe that children should be invited to worship with their families as well as their extended church family. This is nothing new; rather, it’s something quite old.In this case, “old” may actually be something “new.”

 

Happenings in the Nursery and Pre-School Rooms

Shay 2015 HeadshotMeet Shay Cumberland, the regular face in these cheerful and busy rooms. Shay is a senior at Millersville University, majoring in elementary education and special ed. She and her husband, John, moved to York in September, 2015. “I am so excited to be involved in impacting young children’s lives and sharing God’s love with them,” says Shay.

Shay comes to Grace with two years experience working at the Chelton Child Development Center, a Christian Keystone Star Center. Centers that attain Keystone STARS status have met rigorous Performance Standards. Grace Presbyterian is blessed to have someone with Shay’s experience serving in the programs for our youngest covenant children.

Basic programs include:

  • Children age three and under: nursery provided for duration of  worship service.
  • Children age 4-6: invited to leave the worship service and go to the Pre-School room for “The Sermon for Kids” while the preacher delivers the sermon.

 

 

Sunday School 

Philosophy of Children’s Education

The goal of the Sunday School program is to partner with parents in shaping and nurturing the faith of their covenant children. We aspire to ignite, in the hearts of children, a desire for a genuine and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to help children understand the “big story” of the Bible as we look at all the small stories that make up the big story. We long to instill in children a desire to extend the love of Christ to other children.

Classes

  • Little Sprouts (preschoolers)
  • Tender Shoots (grades K-2)
  • Grace Notes (grades 3 and up)
  • Youth (middle and high school)

Curriculum

kids picShow Me Jesus. Produced by Great Commission Publishers (GCP), this curriculum emphasizes the big story of the Bible so that when children study the little stories, they will understand “what they mean” as they see how they fit into God’s overall work throughout history. GCP writers primarily come from two evangelical Presbyterian denominations. Curriculum available for age 2-17. Check the GCP website: http://www.gcp.org.