CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: Grove Park Chapel offers a variety of programs during the week for children. On Sunday mornings, nursery is provided for ages 3 and under during all of our services. For children above 3, we offer both Sunday School classes starting at 10:00 am as well as Children's Church during our 11:00 am service. Both Sunday School and Children's Church provide a warm and nurturing program that is designed to create excitement in learning about our Christian faith. Children explore the Bible, beliefs and Christian ethics through hands-on activities, which includes music (such as our bell choir), craft activities, storytelling, drama, kinesthetic movement, geography and discussion. This is accomplished with the help of volunteers who believe that God calls us to pass the excitement and energy of our faith to the next generation.


On Wednesday nights, we provide childcare during our Thru-The-Bible Study as well. Children join us for dinner, then are dismissed for fun activities as adults begin discussion time on the current week's verses. In addition to Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, GPC offers Vacation Bible School during the summer, Awana on Sunday nights as well as a half-day preschool program that is available Monday - Thursday for children in the appropriate age range. See below for further details on VBS, Awana and Preschool or contact the church office.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Each year we open the doors to children ages 3 to 12. Children of regular attendees of GPC as well as many, many community children walk through those doors during this special week in the summer. Why? VBS, of course! Many volunteers from GPC work incessantly for the weeks preceding on curriculum, decorations, drama, etc. to make it another successful and fun-filled VBS for these children. The theme and materials vary each year, but the action-packed week is always a blast! The children take home the crafts they have made and a music CD, but most important of all, they take home the knowledge that God loves each and every one of them and that He sent His son out of love for us.

AWANA: The AWANA program helps parents raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ! We do this through:
Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, running from August until May each year. more »
PRESCHOOL: Our preschool program is designed to support and extend young children's learning through direct experiences. Children learn when actively engaged, so we provide a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Specific activities are planned and encouraged to develop fine motor skills, gross motor skills, perceptual discrimination, cognitive development and social and emotional development. Jesus Christ is central to our faith and philosophy. Throughout the year we weave our curriculum around and talk about how God created the world and us, and that He loves us and sent Jesus to us. At this level we pray together, read Bible stories, and participate in a weekly chapel time. more »