Children's Ministry

Our goal is to help children grow in their relationships with God, to truly know Jesus, and to create a church environment that is a second home.  The Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers are here to love and support families at each step of their faith journey.

On Sunday mornings, Children’s Church is offered during Contemporary Worship at 9:30.  Our curriculum is engaging and encourages creativity, while being based in Bible readings.  Each Children’s Church starts with songs that the Praise Band leads the children in singing.  It’s a fun, caring, energizing time together!

The first Sunday of each month, Children’s Church stays in worship service and completes a worksheet related to the worship focus of the day.  Kids sit together at tables with lanterns to light their work, and adults are available to assist with worksheets, answer questions, or explain what is going on in worship.  Our emphasis is to model how to worship and give kids the opportunity to start receiving communion with the whole congregation.  Families are welcomed to stay together, if they prefer, on these first Sundays.

Children’s Church is offered for K – 5th grade children.

UNITEkids is a combined group of kids from Grace UMC and Pekin First UMC.  We meet on Wednesday nights at Grace UMC’s gym for dinner, choir, and interactive Bible lessons.  We also share a Facebook group: UNITEkids Pekin UMC to stay connected.  Additional lessons, videos, and challenges are posted to Facebook throughout the week.  UNITEkids are always learning something new, making Christian friendships, digging into the Bible, and keeping active.

UNITEkids is for kids aged K – 5th grade.  Nursery-age lessons are posted to our Facebook group as well, by our nursery staff.

Kids who participate in choir on Wednesday nights get the opportunity to perform a song once a month at worship service.

LEGOs are a big hit at UNITEkids.
This is David and Goliath in LEGO form!

Vacation Bible School is the BIG EVENT each year for the kids at Grace!
VBS mixes Bible lessons with music and dance, art, games, food,
and friends!
Keep an eye open for VBS 2020 – FOCUS.