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 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 A.M. or 6:00 P.M. 

8:15 A.M. SERVICE - We have a breakfast room (room 200) in the upstairs preschool wing for children through early elementary. Your children will enjoy cereal and a time of Bible teaching and games. Our nursery staff at this service is on call to care for your infant. Check in with the breakfast room staff if you need this service.

9:45 A.M. (and) 11:15 A.M. - There are classes for infants through 6th grade. UPSTAIRS: We hold classes for babies through kindergarten ages. DOWNSTAIRS: We have classes first through sixth grade (Club 56 meets at 9:45 A.M.).

6:00 P.M. SERVICE - 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 room 203. 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 new 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. 



Help our garden grow.  Plant a seed by volunteering in Children's  Ministries this summer.  Click below to see what opportunities are available.


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!

  • Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. - Don’t let summer pass you by without a big splash!  Children’s Ministries is sponsoring Water Day. This free event will take place from 10:00 AM – 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 22. Contact Tara DiGiacomo with any questions at 973-347-0667 ext. 25 or

  • Friday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 P.M. - Children’s Ministries is hosting a campfire with franks, beans and s’mores.  Come join in on the fun in the upper parking lot, right here at Grace Church.  Bring a chair and maybe some bug spray and enjoy some music by the fire.  This event is for all ages, but is not a drop off event, so please be sure to supervise your children.  We will be collecting $5 per family when you register. Sign up in the lobby any Sunday. Contact Tara DiGiacomo at or 973-347-0667 ext. 25 with  any questions.


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:  Elementary 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,