Grace Church in New York offers a variety of programming for children of all ages. Childcare is available for infants during Sunday services while children in preschool through middle school learn about Jesus’ teachings with a structured curriculum. We also offer youth activities for high schoolers throughout the month.
Sunday nursery care for infants up to age 4 is provided by a fully trained staff. Childcare begins at 8:30 am and concludes at 12:30 pm. Our nursery facility is easily accessible and located on the bottom floor of the Parish House. It is equipped with changing tables, cribs, and an array of educational toys and books.
Grace Church holds Sunday School classes for kids age 4-12 during both the 9am and 11am services. At the 9am service, children are dropped off at the Sunday School rooms near Tuttle Hall, and return to the service in time to receive Communion with their parents. At the 11am service, children join their parents for the first part of the worship service, and then process to their classes at the time of the sermon. Parents pick them up from the Sunday School room promptly when the service is over.
Youth confirmation class for 7th-12th graders is held in the spring after the 11 am service.
For further information on our program, contact us at EMAIL or (212) 254-2000 ext.113.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to our weekly youth group that meets from 2:15 to 3:30 pm. Along with snacks and casual social time, we discuss issues of faith and life of interest to teenagers. We also reach out to the community through service projects, have fun outings, and go on trips outside the city. Last summer, we spent three days learning about hunger, poverty, and global inequality at Heifer International’s educational farm in Rutland, MA. To learn more, contact The Rev. Chase Danford at EMAIL or (212) 254-2000 ext.127.
We offer fun and meaningful activities for the whole family throughout the year, from the Halloween Carnival, Advent Wreath-making, and Gingerbread house-building in the fall to our beloved Christmas Pageant to spring programs like the Shrove Sunday pancake brunch, Easter Eve Walk (kid-friendly Stations of the Cross and Resurrection, crafts, and Easter Egg Hung), and Annual Picnic in June.
Acolytes assist the Church in worship. By carrying a cross or a torch and by helping the clergy during the Eucharist, acolytes ensure that our worship reverently emphasizes the great symbols of the Christian faith -the cross, the light, the bread and wine- in a way that helps the congregation focus on God. We need crucifers, torchbearers, and banner-bearers. We hold training sessions and have fun outings throughout the city. Acolytes need to be at least eight years of age and may include adults. For more information on acolytes, contact The Rev. Chase Danford at EMAIL or (212) 254-2000 ext.127.
If you have questions about our ministry at Grace Church, we’d love to answer them. You can also find out more about our youth group and special events by contacting The Rev. Chase Danford at EMAIL or (212) 254-2000 ext.113.