Events

Fall

Promotion Sunday
Movin’ on up! All kids age 2-Grade 5 advance to the next age group/grade level on the first Sunday in September. Caring adult and youth volunteers are always welcome to join our team! Application and approval are required. For more info on GraceKIDS classes, click here.

Wednesday Programs Kick-Off
The last Wednesday in August marks the beginning of a new year of midweek GraceKIDS Awana and Little Lambs programs. There’s something for children of all ages, and lots of places for adults to serve. Christ-centered ministries intermingle God’s Word with challenging activities and creative projects. For information and registration on Little Lambs (children, up to 3 year olds and not yet potty trained) click here. For information and registration on Awana (children, ages 3 to Grade 5) click here.

Jr. Bible Quizzing
For children in Grades 3–6. Meets in the Discipleship Center. Dan and Jenny Troutner, 614-336-4220.

Trunk or Treat
Pack up your trunk with treats, dress up the kids (no scary or “dark” themes please), and enjoy a safe, friendly treating experience in a blocked-off, well-lit setting. Our annual family “trick or treat” alternative takes place near the end of October in the north parking lot outside Grace Bookstore/Café. Even if you don’t have kids you can participate by donating candy! Cars should arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. The parking lot will be closed at 7:00 for the children’s safety. Activities end when your candy runs out, but no later than 8:00. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info call 614-410-3246.

Winter

Children’s Choir
All kids ages four (by September 30) through sixth grade are invited to join in all the singin’ and dancin’ fun of the Grace Children’s Choir! Rehearsals are held Sundays, 5:00–6:00 p.m. starting in early January and run through the annual kids musical in April. For details pick up a brochure/registration form at the GraceKIDS counter in the ECC, or contact Katie McCollister (614-410-3222, x3238) or Mindy Barlow (614-410-3222, x3544).

Jr. Bible Quizzing
For children in Grades 3–6. Meets in the Discipleship Center. Dan and Jenny Troutner, 614-336-4220.

Winter Mini-Camp
This special snowy getaway has been a favorite of kids in Grades 3–5 for over 16 years! The 2013 camp is February 22-24 to be held at Heartland Retreat (Oakwood Center) near Marengo. Register before January 27 for best price. Final deadline is February 3.  For more information or to print registration form click here, or  call 614-410-3246.

Spring

Children’s Choir Musical
Join the Grace Children’s Choir on a Sunday afternoon in March for valuable lessons from the Bible in song. Each year the kids prepare and perform a different musical complete with an awesome set, great music, and a message kids of all ages will remember. And don’t miss the cookie reception afterward!

Wednesday Night Programs Hiatus
Starting in late May all kids and dedicated volunteers take a much-deserved break for the summer.

Summer

Vacation Bible School
Adventure awaits at Grace Polaris as we plan for our inaugural summer Kingdom Chronicles VBS (June 24-28, 9:15-noon).  Excitement and adventure will abound in our facilities while we welcome and teach the children (entering 1st grade-6th grade) God’s Word each morning with decorations, crafts, science, recreation time, music, drama and of course, yummy snacks! Click here for exciting VBS Video. They will learn how to become mighty warrriors for Truth by putting on each piece of God’s armor that Paul writes about in Ephesians 6.  Each day of VBS week will open and close in the auditorium while we travel to various activity stations throughout the building in between. For volunteer and donation opportunities, and to register, visit our VBS page, or contact Diane Mclean, email.

Neighborhood Bible Club
Today’s child needs to hear the Gospel, and NBC makes it easy to share the message of Jesus by taking it right to where kids live! A club lasts five days, morning or evening, and you can participate in this dynamic ministry as a teacher, host, or prayer warrior. For more info call 614-410-4222, x4607.

Father and Child Retreat
Dads and kids – this annual July getaway at Mohican Wilderness is a great time to slow down, spend time together, take in the wonders of nature, and enjoy awesome campfire food! Don’t miss the fun! For more info call 614-410-4222, x4607.
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August Break
To give our dedicated volunteers a much-deserved rest, GraceKIDS classes for Grades 1–5 do not meet in August, and birth-Kindergarten classes meet both hours.