Youth @ Grace
At Grace Church in Haddonfield children are always welcome to attend the church service. It is expected that children will be roaming during the service, sometimes active and sometimes loud. We are a child friendly Parish. In the back of the church is a bookcase with picture books, coloring books and crayons. We also have a few rockers. For older children, we have a children’s bulletin with a variety of activities related to the week’s readings.
Children in the Episcopal Church may begin receiving communion at any time. Communion classes are held during Lent for students that are in the second grade and older children, as needed. Communion classes focus on the meaning and symbolism of the Eucharist and are designed to give children a better understanding of Holy Communion.
If you prefer, there are two quiet areas available at Grace Church in Haddonfield. In the undercroft of the church is a quiet room, for a quick break, diaper change or feeding. There is a rocking chair, changing table and some toys available. This room is not staffed and requires adult supervision. On the second floor of the Parish House to the left of the elevator is our nursery. It is staffed from 9:30 am to 10:45 am with two helpers. It has rocking chairs, changing table, and children’s activities. Children from birth to age 5 are welcome at join the nursery at any time.
Sunday School classes are held on most Sundays throughout the year. Classes begin after the teachers and children go to the communion rail, approximately 10:30 am. All the children meet in the Parish Hall for snack, and then the teachers escort the students to their rooms. Any children from the age of three to high school seniors are welcome to attend. Classes end at 11:30 am when the teachers escort the students back to the Parish Hall for pick-up by their guardians.
Grace Church in Haddonfield uses Weaving God's Promises curriculum as a basis for Sunday instruction. T
New friends are also welcome at Sunday School. Join us for the fun. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Murphy. I am always looking for ideas and volunteers.