CHILDREN'S Ministries

At Grace we value children and families.  The Children’s Ministries team of staff and volunteers do everything in their power to make sure that each child is cared for in every way possible.  We want you as a parent to know that we want your child to have a great experience here at church that is geared to his/her individual age and interest.  In all we do, our vision remains to raise up generations of families that are built to last!


There are several components we are committed to in everything we do in Children’s Ministries:


Every Sunday we offer a complete children’s program.  We invite you to stop in and see what we are about at 9:30 A.M. in Netcong, 10:30 A.M. in Randolph, 11:30 A.M. in Netcong or 6:00 P.M in Netcong. 

9:30 A.M. & 11:30 A.M. (Netcong) - There are classes for infants through 6th grade. Club 56 meets only at 9:30 A.M. ( through June 30, 2019)

10:30 A.M. (Bethlehem/Randolph) - There are classes for infants through 5th grade.

6:00 P.M. (Netcong) - We have classes for infants through 4th grade. All of the classes meet in the children's wing upstairs. 

DURING ALL SERVICES - We have a mother's room upstairs in Netcong, Room 203 or the Cry Room in the Sanctuary at Bethlehem/Randolph. If your child needs to be nursed, changed, or is fussy, you can take care of their needs in this room and still hear the service. 

We hope you enjoy your time with us and feel like part of our family.  

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Do you struggle with parenting?  Need Christian resources?  Children's Ministries has a Resource Center where you will be able to borrow relevant books and materials that will be helpful in navigating this whole parenting thing.  Check it out in the Preschool Wing of the Church. 


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Children’s Ministries offers a variety of activities and events through the summer and other times during the year.  We have a Vacation Bible School and a variety of summer programs, like water day and outings to keep kids happy through the summer.   Watch for upcoming events!

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019 “In the Wild” July 29 to august 2, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Family Night - Thursday, August 1, 6:30 PM 

    For students who have completed Kindergarten through 6th grade.  To register a student or to volunteer, [CLICK HERE]. Preschool is for children of volunteers and can register through Sarah DiMeo at or 973-347-0667 ext. 12.  Any other VBS questions, please contact Janice Rodland at or 973-347-0667 ext. 22.

  • July 24 turtle back zoo

    Meet at the Zoo at 9:30 AM. To purchase tickets online (no fee)  [CLICK HERE]. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Questions? Contact Susan McDermott at 973-347-0667 ext. 35 or

  • August 14 water day

    10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. at Netcong Campus, Don’t let summer pass you by without a big splash!  This free event will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in our own parking lot.  Bring your big kids to ride our  Monster Wave Slide, while the little ones enjoy a slide and bounce house just right for them.  This is not a drop-off event, so set up your lawn chair, bring a lunch and have some fun with other parents that day.  This would be a great time to invite a friend.  Don’t forget the towels and sunblock!  Our rain date is the following week on August 21.  No sign up necessary for this event. Contact Tara DiGiacomo with any questions at 973-347-0667 ext. 25 or



If you have a child/children in Children’s Ministries Preschool through 4th grades, you should be receiving the Parent Connect, our weekly email with current happenings and a weekly activity pertaining to the week’s lessons.  If you would like to receive the Parent Connect Newsletter, please contact Susan McDermott at or 973-347-0667 ext. 35 to be added to the list.

You are welcome to contact any one of us for more information on our programs.                                                                      

Janice Rodland:  Coordinator of Children's Ministries, 973-347-0667 ext. 22 or

Tara DiGiacomo:  Bethlehem Campus Children’s Ministries Coordinator, 973-347-0667 ext. 25 or

Susan McDermott:  Preschool Coordinator, 973-347-0667 ext. 35 or

Courtney Kane:  6:00 P.M. Children's Ministries Team Leader,