Sunday Morning Formation

The Sunday morning formation time begins following the worship service (and coffee and fellowship time) at 11am, and lasts until 11:45 am. There are offerings for children (Sunday school is appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade) and for youth and adults (7th grade and older). Nursery care is available during this time; scroll down for information about our nursery.

Sunday Morning Formation for Youth and Adults 

Spring and Fall 2022 

The Wisdom Literature - led by Dr. Michael Nicholson 

Fall start date: August 21

This Spring and then again in the Fall we will be studying and reflecting on the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. The books of wisdom—Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs—are among the more neglected books of the Bible, especially at the congregational level. Two of them—Job and Ecclesiastes—are the most perplexing and difficult books of the Bible. Proverbs is often taken as little more than holy self-help advice. And while Song of Songs is quite intriguing, most preachers and teachers don’t quite know what to do with Spirit-inspired Scripture that celebrates romance, intimacy, and sex. But the Bible’s wisdom books are important because they teach us how to live in the real world. Not the “world” of mass media, militant secularism, or pop culture, but the world as God created it. This world is a creation that God invested with his own beauty, harmony, and purity. Yet, it is also a world that is fallen, in which men and women and history and sometimes nature do not work in accord with the way things ought to be and were originally meant to be (and someday will be again). Wisdom takes all of this into account and shows us how we might put our feet on the path that leads us in the direction of that original beauty, harmony, and purity, even though, in this lifetime, we may only partially realize and embrace them. This class will meet in the Cooke Hall worship space (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page). 

The Exploration Class - led by Pastor Nick (Spring Only) 

Each Spring, Pastor Nick leads The Exploration Class, which is a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about what makes Grace Anglican tick. The class runs for 13 weeks, and covers everything we care about, from "the basics" like "Who is Jesus?" and "What is the Gospel?" to things like how the Anglican church is structured and how it came to be. This class will meet in the Art & Music Building (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page). 

Note: The Exploration Class is required for those seeking to become members of Grace Church and for confirmation (a ceremonial rite in which a mature believer "confirms" the faith that was celebrated at their baptism). Confirmation (or "reception," if you are confirmed in another Church) is required to become an official member of or to seek ordination in the ACNA (our denomination), or to serve on the vestry (the council of advice that supports and works with the pastor) of Grace Church. For completion, you must personally attend at least nine out of the twelve weeks of the class. If you aren't able to make this commitment, we hope you can attend the next Exploration Class.

A Biblical Worldview - led by Pastor Nick (Fall Only)
2022 Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2

As the world outside our doors seems to tear itself apart over issues of identity, sexuality, and justice, it is important for churches to be thinking about a more active catechesis on these so-called “issues of the day” and how a Christian with a solidly biblical worldview should perceive them. In his book Live Not By Lies, Rod Dreher suggests that—more and more—churches and families are going to have to be “resistance cells” against the world’s false gospels about identity, sexuality, and justice. In a sense, that's the purpose of this class: to strengthen our resistance cell. More accurately, we’re going to be proclaiming the Good News in the face of the world’s bad news, and helping equip you to proclaim it within your own families and in your own lives. This class will meet in the Art & Music Building (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page). 

The Sacraments - led by Michael Neal (Fall Only)
2022 Dates: 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13

A proper understanding of the sacraments begins with an understanding of your role as a Christian: you're a priest! The "priesthood of all believers" (1 Peter 2) necessarily conditions how we think about baptism and communion. In this class, we'll look at the biblical roots (especially in the Old Testament) of baptism and communion and discuss the meaning of those two sacraments, which—as our 39 Articles say—are "certain sure witnesses, and effectual signs of grace, and God's good will towards us." Along the way, we'll pay special attention to two common questions: why do we baptize babies, and why do we welcome young children to the communion table. Join us as we learn about what these "holy mysteries" teach us about the Good News of Jesus Christ.  This class will meet in the Art & Music Building (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page). 

Sunday Morning Formation for Children

Beginning at 11:00 am (and running until 11:45) our Sunday School meets in the Art & Music Building. For a campus map, see the What to Expect page).

Fall start date: August 21

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 2022: Our Fall 2022 Sunday school will be using The Gospel Project's "Jesus the Servant" curriculum. "Jesus the Servant" helps kids discover how Jesus, the only Son of God, is greater than the prophets—not only healing the sick and raising the dead, but defeating sin and death once and for all. Jesus taught how believers should live, and He told parables about the kingdom of God. He showed that God wants His people to be saved from sin. Jesus’ miracles were part of His purpose in bringing glory to the Father. His miracles proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. They strengthened people’s faith and met their needs. Through Jesus, God did what is impossible for us to do on our own. He provided forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life.

Nursery

Children of all ages are always welcome in the service; coloring sheets and crayons 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 (immediately to the right of the entryway into Cooke Hall) and 3-5 in another (down a hallway to the right as you enter Cooke Hall). 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 campus map, see the What to Expect page. The nursery is open until 11:00am during the summer (when there are no Formation offerings) and until 12:00pm during the school year (when there are).

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 Kantor
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. 

Michelle Weber 

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.

Julie Ware

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.

Laura Short

Laura is a lifelong Louisvillian. She retired from the financial services industry where she spent the majority of her career as a securities trader. She is a graduate of Assumption High School, Western Kentucky University, and Bellarmine University. She likes to play tennis, walk her dog, garden, and travel in her spare time. 

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