Grace Anglican Church’s Children’s Ministry welcomes all children and
provides a safe, nurturing environment to learn about the character and
nature of God, what it means to be a human being in a fallen world, and the
Good News for them in the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is the desire of
Grace Anglican Church that children in this ministry repent and believe the
gospel, and that the Lord would direct their hearts to the love of God.
On Sunday mornings, our main children's ministries are our Sunday School and our Nursery.
Beginning at 11:00 am (and running until 11:45) our Sunday School meets on the cafeteria side of Tucker Hall (for a diagram, see the What to Expect page).
Sunday School at Grace Anglican Church engages kids in a gospel-centered, structured, and active learning environment. Sunday School is fun! Bible lessons are taught using Lifeway's Gospel Project curriculum, where kids hear, week in and week out, the good news of Christ's finished work for this worn-out world. Every week teachers lead our kids through a catechetical "mini service" based on the Book of Common Prayer (2019). It's a fun, kid-friendly liturgy that assists families in training their children in the basics: the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments. Martin Luther taught the importance of this in the introduction to his Shorter Catechism: "...with young persons...teach them first of all the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, etc., according to the text, word for word, so that they can repeat it after you and commit it to memory."
At Grace Anglican's K-6 Sunday School, kids learn in a classically Protestant, content-rich environment. Every week, kids have fun learning the profound Biblical stories of the Good News of Jesus Christ along with the basics of our faith through singing, hand motions, older kids reading to younger kids, antiphonal recitation, and most importantly: through the caring, interested, and devoted attention of each Sunday School teacher and volunteer.
Fall 2020: Our Fall 2020 Sunday school is using The Gospel Project's "The Kingdom Provided" curriculum. The Kingdom Provided helps kids discover how despite all God had done for Israel, God’s people continued to rebel against Him. They demanded a king, going against God’s plan and ignoring His warnings about how a king would rule them. God provided Israel’s first king, Saul, but because of Saul’s disobedience, God rejected him and chose David to be king. David’s son Solomon ruled Israel with great wisdom, yet his sin led to the nation of Israel being divided into two kingdoms. Solomon reminds us of our need for Jesus—the sinless, truly wise King.
Children of all ages are always welcome in the service; there are tables at which you can sit as a family and coloring sheets are provided. For your convenience, our nursery (which opens at 9:15 am) is available for children who have not yet started kindergarten. Our nursery is split into two rooms, ages 0-3 in one room (Room 1139) and 3-5 in another (Room 1134). In order to keep the care-giver-to-child ratios even, sometimes 3-year-olds are split between the rooms. A nursery staff worker will be available at check-in to help you figure out where to go. For a diagram, see the What to Expect page. The nursery is open until 11:00am during the summer (when there is no Sunday school or Adult Formation) and until 12:00pm during the school year (when there is Sunday school and Adult formation).
We have a computerized check-in system at the nursery; each child will receive a sticker with a unique alpha-numeric code that matches a sticker given to the parent. We have background-checked and trained nursery staff. The safety of your child is our first priority.
Meet Our Nursery Staff
Haylee was born and raised here in Kentucky and has been living in Prospect since she was four years old. Haylee enjoys working with children and values her time with them. Having been a dancer for 15 years at Gillman’s Dance Academy, she has taught dance classes for a wide age range of children. She also frequently cares for children in their homes.
When she's not caring for the kids of Grace Church, Ashlyn is working at Chick-fil-a. She lives in Prospect, and has for almost her whole life.
Michelle was born in and has resided in Louisville her whole life. She's a big UK fan, and loves to travel. Some of her favorite in-town things to do are attending concerts and local live music. She has two Maltese which she adores.
Allie was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and decided to attend UK to pursue her bachelor's degree. She graduated this past May and is currently in her first year of the DPT program at Bellarmine University. She loves kids and looks forward to meeting yours.
Julie grew up in Louisville and loves to travel to see new places. She fundraises for LMAS shelter pets and works full time for Humana. She received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. When not working, Julie enjoys working out and hiking.
Well Child Policy
We know kids get sick! While sharing is a good thing, sharing illness isn’t so fun. If your child has any of the following symptoms, we ask that they rest at home or with parents during worship:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or higher in the last 24 hours
- Vomiting in the last 24 hours
- Diarrhea in the last 24 hours
- Severe Coughing in the last 24 hours
- Colored nasal drainage
- Pink eye
- Head lice
- Undiagnosed rash
- Open skin lesions
- Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (last 14 days)
- Any infectious disease