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. 



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!

  • Saturday, June 23, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - Join us on a day trip to Liberty Science Center at Liberty State Park,   222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305.  The bus will leave the Grace Church parking lot promptly at 9:00 am.  We will return to the Grace Church Parking Lot at approximately 3:00 pm.  Feel free to pack your own lunch.  

    We will be viewing a presentation:   To Worlds Beyond + Live Show

    Experience an immersive 30-minute, full-dome movie with an interactive live presentation.  In To Worlds Beyond, you’ll tour the planets of our solar system—a tour that incorporates the latest information about the solar system as gathered by a fleet of robot probes. Travel from the hellacious surface of Venus, to the vast mountains and canyons of Mars, to the spewing  methane geysers of Neptune’s giant moon Triton.  Before the film, a live presenter shows the audience where the planets are in the night sky that very evening.  All in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium (Largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere).

    Tickets can be purchased in the lobby on May 20 and June 3.  No reservation can be taken without payment.  Ticket prices are:  Child 2-12  $17.75    Adult  $21.00  Purchase tickets through Eventbrite (small additional fee) by <<clicking here>> .


Monday, July 30 thru Friday, August 3, 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. - Grab your pom-poms, lace up your cleats and tune up your horn, it’s Game On!  God has given us the ultimate playbook, Himself, which gives us a reason to celebrate.  He wants us to join His team, to train hard, to celebrate our salvation, to encourage one another and spur each other on.  Register online by <<clicking here>> either to sign up your children (completed  kindergarten through 6th grade) or to be a part of our team for the week!  Questions? Contact Janice Rodland at or 973-347-0667 ext. 22.


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,