Ministries at Grace

Grace Choir

Music Director - Beverly Petersen

 

The choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. service every Sunday, and at special services throughout the year. Each December the choir holds its annual Christmas Concert, one of the church's biggest and most well-attended events of the year. 

The music program at Grace consists of the main choir, the Madrigals, Handbell Choir and the Children's Choir. The children practice on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., while rehearsals for the other groups are held on Wednesday evenings.

Grace Promise Preschool

Grace Promise Preschool is located on the ground floor in our church building.  The preschool, operated by teacher Mrs. Trish Gentilman, seeks to foster self-esteem and independence, kindness and courtesy. Trust and enjoyment of teachers and school atmosphere is encouraged through music, art, reading readiness, and many creative activities. Free play, circle (lesson), project, snack, sharing, music, and game time fill our experiences each day. Classes are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the morning (9:00-11:30) for 3-year-olds and afternoon (12:30-3:00) for 4-year-olds. Find us on Facebook here.

Covered By Grace

Covered By Grace is an Outreach Ministry for the people of the Warren community. Donated hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and jackets (when available) are placed on a clothesline on the front porch of the church for people to take as needed during the winter months November - February. Tags attached to each item to let them know that they are "covered by the Grace of God's love," and include an invitation to join us for worship.

Grace Fitness

Instructor - Susan Toombs

(visit Sue's website here)

These classes offer an effective approach to health and well-being. They focus on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance. All levels of fitness are invited.

The Christian Yoga classes offer an easy to follow method for the improvement of the mind, body and spirit. Engaging in yoga through the lens of Christianity serves to refresh our good energy and enthusiasm. Our final relaxation has an uplifting message that follows the theme of each week's class.

Fitness classesMonday and Wednesday  at 1:15 p.m.

Yoga classesMonday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

Friday at 12:15 p.m.

Healing Yoga night is Tuesday night and is an easier approach. This class is especially designed to accommodate difficult circumstances in life or physical roadblocks.

All classes are held in Higginbotham Hall. Bring a mat!

My website has more detailed descriptions, times and prices.

HOPES

The Grace Church Food Pantry is stocked entirely through donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations to our HOPES Fund.

 

HOPES stands for

H- Helping

O- Other

P - People in

E - Emergency

S - Situations

The Food Pantry is open and available on weekdays during office hours to anyone in the Warren Area with an emergency need for food.

Acolytes 

Acolytes are children in at least the third grade who assist with the worship service. Training sessions are held in the spring for new members who are interested in serving this important ministry. They learn about church symbolism, church history, procedures and the expectations of acolytes. If you have a child who would like to join the Acolyte Ministry, please contact the church office.

Acolyte Advisors

Sheryl Richards, Linda Knapp

Care with Grace Daycare

Co-Directors: Jolee Cradduck                                  and Irene Garris

At Care with Grace, we believe children learn best through play and socialization in a positive environment. We encourage children to choose fun activities that engage them in socializing with other children and their teachers, in a loving, Christian environment. Our creative learning atmosphere fosters a sense of security in the children, leading to growth in every area of their lives. 

We currently have openings available in our state approved child care for children ages 13 months to 12 years of age. Our hours of operation are 6:30 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We enroll year round, with summer and before, after, and no school day care available for children in head start, preschool, and school age children. We provide snacks and daily age appropriate activities.

 

Our staff is required to attend professional development training on a yearly basis. This broadens their knowledge on current areas of child development, updated state regulations, best practices, and personal improvement. We have a highly dedicated staff, which often go above and beyond their "job responsibilities" because of their love and commitment to the children and families of Care with Grace.

Care with Grace is committed to developing and maintaining communication with families. We do this in many ways including: daily forms, verbal communication between staff and parents, the classroom dojo app, and an open door policy. Whether it's questions, problems or concerns, parents are encouraged to come to the directors at any time. In addition, we encourage parents to participate in a variety of activities/celebrations and social events at our daycare. We believe a positive classroom partnership between parents and staff is essential to have a positive child care experience and to foster peace of mind.

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