Youth and Family Ministries


We offer a time of learning for the children during the worship service.  After the children’s sermon, Pastor Matt dismisses the children to go downstairs for their own Children’s Chapel, where they will continue learning about the Bible lesson for the day through crafts, readings, and prayer.  The children will rejoin the congregation just before Holy Communion.

There is also a nursery available with an attendant for children 6 and under.



Grace has partnered with other area congregations to offer a Jesus Night for middle/high school youth once every two months.  The next Jesus night will be April 22nd at 6:30pm at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas.  All middle/high school youth are welcome to attend.



Grace offers Vacation Bible School every summer.  This year the theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus” and the program will run from 9:00am-12:00pm during the week of July 23-27.  Children ages 3 (potty-trained) & up are welcome to attend.  Vacation Bible School is free of charge and all children and their families who participate are welcome to attend our special VBS-themed worship on Sunday July 29th at 10:00am.



    The Christian Education Committee and the Youth of the church are planning a trip to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky for June 2018. The trip is open to any member of the congregation and they would like to get an idea of how many are interested. If you are interested in going, please sign up on the sheet on the back shelf of the church. 



There is a Bible Study group that meets on Thursdays at 2pm in the library.  They are currently on break until April 12th.  The study will focus on the mission of the church as taught by Jesus in the gospels.  Please come and join us!

Sheilah M. is planning a once a month evening Bible Study to be held at her house. This group will meet once a month on a the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Sheilah’s house is located at 1018 W. 1st. Street in Alabaster. If you are interested and/or have questions for Sheilah, you can either talk to her at worship on Sundays or call her at 989-362-5926. All are welcome to participate.


Christian Education – Deann H., Chair

This committee is responsible for planning and administering the education program of this congregation and normally meets on the first Monday of the month at 5:45pm.