As a congregation committed to uphold the promises made at baptism, we teach our children to live the love of Jesus Christ and to help them recognize the work of God in their lives and in the world.
Young Children and Worship
Young Children and Worship is a multi-sensory worship experience for children age 3 through 2nd grade. During the 9 a.m. worship service, the children are excused after the children’s sermon (approximately 20 minutes into the service) to their own Worship center to experience God’s word through storytelling, prayer, art and music.
We have a wonderful team of dedicated, caring teachers committed to providing a strong church school program for the children, teaching them the fundamentals of Reformed faith and leading them on a life-long spiritual journey. Sunday school is offered during the school year from 10 to 11 a.m. on the 3rd floor. Room assignments are listed by grade in the Sunday bulletin and also on the bulletin boards located in the hallway on the 3rd floor. Families are asked to register their child for any of the programs at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. These forms can be downloaded by clicking on the Christian Education Forms link located on the right.
Growing with God
This program is offered during the summer months at the 8:30 a.m. outdoor service. Children 3 years of age through 2nd grade are invited to come to the vegetable garden following the Children’s sermon. This is their time to worship together and also learn about gardening so that the produce which is harvest may help our neighbors who are in need.
Is our Tuesday, midweek after-school program for children and their families. Every Tuesday during the school year from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m. the children are engaged in recreation, bible study, worship skills and dinner. It is a time of fellowship and fun while nurturing a faith relationship with Jesus Christ. Click here for more information.
Young Families is all about bringing parents and children together in fellowship, friendship, and support with the common experience of raising children in Christian faith and love. Throughout the year, special events are planned for families of preschool and early elementary age children. The children have an opportunity to develop friendships with their peers and begin to acquire a sense of “family” within the church. Click here to learn more about the upcoming events.
Special Events for Children
Throughout the year, special events are planned for the children. We have mission/fun days, which happen during school breaks, Elementary Friday Fun Nights which have included activities both at church and off-site and a 4th & 5th Grade Winter Weekend Retreat. Please see below for more information.
A Journey through Holy Week
A Good Friday Service for
Elementary Age Children
April 14, 2017
12:00 p.m. (lunch included)
On Good Friday, the story of Holy Week will be presented to the children using music and drama. The service will end with a special children’s moment presented by Rev. Henry. Parents are welcome to participate or they may attend the 12:15 p.m. service in Barbour Chapel. Childcare will be available for children young than age 5.
Please make a reservation with the Christian Education office by Wednesday, April 12.
Knockerball on Trinity Terrace!
Friday, April 21 – 6:00 PM
What is Knockerball?
A new and unique version of the traditional game of soccer, except players wear an all-encompassing, protective, safe, single chambered ball of air with inner handles and shoulder straps that enables them to almost literally defy gravity! Children age eight and older and middle school students are invited to come and play. The fun begins at 6:00 pm and the cost is $12.00 per person. Parents are required to complete a Knockerball waiver before their child can participate.
To obtain a copy of the waiver and register your child for this event, please contact the Christian Education offices.