Children, Youth & Family Ministries

At Grace Church, children are not only welcomed but valued as integral members of our community. We envision and actively work toward a community where children are incorporated at every level of our worship and life together. We believe in the innate spirituality of children and seek to learn from and alongside them.

Sunday programming for children 

Offered during the 9:30 am service in the Family Hall:

  • Ages four and under are welcome in our beautiful, interactive nursery with adjoining playground under the supervision of trained staff.
  • Children ages 3 or 4 through 12 begin with their families in the sanctuary for a children’s moment with our priest, are released to classrooms for rich and creative programming, and then return to the sanctuary for communion with their families. 

Youth at Grace

If you’re looking for a place that welcomes you just as you are, please consider joining our awesome group of youth at Grace. 

Youth are invited to join their peers and two adult leaders in the youth room right after the 9:30 service on Sunday. Grab some food and coffee at coffee hour and meet us for a time of conversation and friendship. We’re not afraid to ask questions without answers, and we believe in a God who loves us unconditionally and calls us each by name. We also believe that service is a great way to belong to a community, and we offer ways to get involved here at Grace and beyond.

Our youth have gone on summer pilgrimages, served La Iglesia Episcopal de la Resurección in Mount Vernon, joined the other generations here at Grace for Service Sundays, supported graduating seniors with scholarships, and participated in a multitude of faith-formation opportunities.

To keep updated about special and seasonal programming, and additional opportunities for youth, like service projects, trips, and hang-outs, please subscribe to our e-news or contact our Director of Faith Formation at

Safety Is Our Priority

Church should feel like home! We seek to create a safe, nurturing place for your children and do everything we can to help them to feel welcomed, and valued. Staff and regular volunteers who serve our children have all completed Safeguarding training through the Diocese of Olympia.

Get Involved!

There are a myriad of opportunities to get to know our children and youth better, and we consider each of them a privilege and a joy. Our core team of volunteers meets regularly to support each other as we work together to make Grace a welcoming home and place of nourishment and growth for our children and youth. Whether you have just a little bit or a lot of time to give, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Kim at for more information, or talk to one of our teachers or helpers on a Sunday.

Regular teachers and volunteers must undergo background checks and Safeguarding training from the Diocese of Olympia.