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
Living Waters for the World
Vacation Bible School
Inter-generational Evening Event for children, youth and adults
August 1, August 8, and August 15
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Family and friends of all ages are invited to GPMC’s summer inter generational evening Vacation Bible School which will be held on the first three Tuesday evenings in August.
A potluck dinner in Fellowship Hall will begin at 6:00 p.m. each night. Age appropriate group activities are planned afterwards. The evening will conclude with music and prayer for everyone in Barbour Chapel.
Registration is easy! Simply call or email the Christian Education office indicating the name and ages of those who will be coming. Also identify the side dish your family will bring to share. The main course will be provided by the church.
Cost is $5.00 per person with a maximum of $20.00/per family each week.
Childcare will be available for infants and toddlers for families that request it (please reserve a spot for your small child when making your reservation).
To register or for more information, contact Lisa Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-882-5330 #135