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GraceKids

We are a house of champions where young people can thrive.

KIDS MATTER HERE!

At GraceKids, your child can Explore, Encounter, and be Empowered by the gospel. We strive to help families lead their children in becoming passionate followers of Jesus. At GraceKids, your child will feel God’s ridiculous love while having crazy fun! They will learn about Jesus in a safe, secure, fun, and exciting environment.

GraceKids is offered on-site Sunday @ 9am and 10:30am.

Resources for parents are provided for weekly lessons and activities.

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Where and When

At Grace Church, we offer care and classes for your children ages birth through 4th grade during both worship services. Masks are now optional at both the 9:00 and 10:30 am services. If it’s your first time with us, please stop at the New Family Check In located a few steps from the front door so we can meet you and get your child ready for their time with us! Click here to learn more about our GraceKids classes.

Safety and Fun

We are committed to building a fun, exciting, and safe environment where kids can thrive. Your child's safety is important to us and we are committed to a system that creates a safe environment. Every leader and kids volunteer has completed a thorough background check. We also provide a secure check-in / check-out process. You can relax knowing your child is in good hands and having a crazy good time with us!

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Bible Based

“Wow, you make Jesus fun here!!” Actually, Jesus IS fun. We just don’t make Him boring! Your child will explore, encounter, and be empowered by the gospel during their time with us. Using an age-appropriate approach to teaching, your child will enjoy learning and connecting with God through Bible Buddy animal characters, memory verses, interactive worship songs, creative story-telling, and hands-on activities.

First time visiting? Here’s What You Can Expect:

Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive, look for the area designated New Family Check In. We will greet your family there and register your child for the appropriate environment!

After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family. Your child will wear the nametag, and you will keep the matching security tag. A friendly greeter will walk you and your child to their environment, where you can meet the teacher and receive any instructions needed!

During check out, present your security tag in order for your children to be released to you. If your child needs you during the service, we'll contact you via text message. Please stop at Guest Services on your way out to pick up gift bags for you and your child!

For More Information, contact our Director of GraceKids!

Alli Swords
GraceKids Director
alli.swords@gracelititz.org

We want to equip you with content to help your children grow throughout the week! Here we have a variety of resources for parents to stay connected throughout the week. Visit Grace Kids Online, or check out our Weekly Parent Updates!

If you're interested in serving with GraceKids, we'd absolutely love to get connected with you! Choose between the two available applications:

Gathering Information

We provide programming for all children
from infant to 4th Grade. We have three developmentally based nurseries, preschool with integrated teaching and playtime, and elementary with interactive teaching and small group time.

Alli Swords
GraceKids Director
alli.swords@gracelititz.org

In-person Services &
Online Services

9am - Masks are now optional for all volunteers & children 2+ years old.
10:30am - Masks are now optional.

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Grace Students

We are a house of champions where young people can thrive.
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Welcome to Grace Students!
Grace Church has always been passionate about students because we value the younger generation. We don’t just believe they are the future of the church, but they ARE the church.

The goal of Grace Students is to see students discipled well. In partnership with families, we seek to build deep & meaningful relationships, teach Jesus-centered messages and help teenagers develop an authentic faith so they can be well-equipped to do life-on-life ministry while making a difference in the lives of their family, friends and the world.

GSM Summer Schedule

*Please check Parent Email or Social Media for times, addresses and changes. Contact Steven Martinez (steven.martinez@gracelititz.org) to sign up for Parent Emails.

Highlighted dates: Middle School and High School will meet at different times. Otherwise, all meeting times will be 7-8:30PM at Grace Church.

June 9th: Bonfire @ Weavers | MS: 6:00 - 7:15PM; HS : 7:15 - 8:30PM
June 16th: Movie Night/Open Gym
June 23rd: Service Project - Blessings of Hope 12:30 - 3:00PM
June 30th: Rita’s Night
July 8-9th: Momentum On The Road
July 14th: No GSM
July 21st: No GSM - VBS
July 28th: Pool Party @ Sauders | MS: 6:00 - 7:15PM ; HS: 7:15 - 8:30PM
August 4th: Slip-N-Slide
August 11th: Bonfire @ Whites | MS: 6:00 - 7:15PM ; HS: 7:15 - 8:30PM
August 18th: Ice Cream Sundaes August 25th: Fall Kick Off

Meeting Times

Wednesday Nights | GSM 7-8:30pm

Middle School Drop off / Pick Up @ Chapel Entrance - Meet in the fellowship hall

High School | Drop Off / Pick Up @ Chapel Entrance – Meet in room 323

Sunday Mornings | GSM 10:30-11:30am (2nd service) Middle School: Meet in the chapel

High School: Attend main service…you are encouraged to serve!

Club 56 (For 5Th & 6Th Graders)

Currently meeting with Middle Schoolers listed to the left.

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Grace Women

We Are a Growth Community Where Disciples Are Made

Grace Women offers opportunities to connect for friendship, encouragement and spiritual growth. Activities, Bible studies, and events for all ages are scheduled year-round, and can be attended at any point in the year.

Events

Fall Bible Study

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Falling in Love with Jesus: Living Free To Be All He Has Called You To Be

1. Discover how + why Jesus wants you to fall in love with Him.
2. Experience the freedom to be all He has called you to be!

When? Every other Wednesday @ 9 - 10:30AM, beginning 09/08.
Where? Grace Church Cafe

Click here to sign up!

Meaningful Motherhood

This is a group for Mothers! Child care is provided for ages 0-6. The desire is to invite older women to impart their wisdom and encouragement onto young mothers from their years of experience.

Click here to register! meaningful motherhood schedule

Stay Connected!

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Missions & Outreach

Local Outreach
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We intend to overwhelm our local community with love and generosity. We are a church that seeks to make an unprecedented influence in our area so that people see and experience the extravagant love of the Father. We love people because God loves people - with no ulterior motives or hidden agendas. We express this love with extravagant generosity and care.

Ministry Partners

  • Lititz Christian School and Early Learning Center
  • Cambodian NMP
  • Bord de Mer (and House of Hope) (Haiti)
  • GROW Thailand
  • Encuentro Ministries – Carlos Dario Peralta
  • Encuentro Latino Church-Coatesville: prison, soccer, church
  • Homes of Hope (Love, INC)
  • Child Evangelism Fellowship – Kissel Hill Elementary Good News Club
  • CE National
  • Camp Conquest
  • Camp Conquest – Tim Weaver
  • Metro Grace Philadelphia – Jim Brown
  • Joy El – Beth McKinney
  • Hand in Hand Schools in Central African Republic
  • Country of Jordan

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Grace Creative

Worship Team Core Values/Philosophy
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As we enter into a new phase of worship at Grace Church, let’s refocus our hearts and minds on the character and truth of worship. Our worship experiences can be pictured as the perfect dinner party. We greet people at the door, host them by taking their jackets, and then leading them to the table. There we have intentionally crafted an experience so that ultimately, we can sit and share stories of the most miraculous Person to ever exist. We sit, laugh, cry, smile, and rejoice over all that Person has done and will continue to do.

We hold the Word of
God in Reverence

We hold the Word of
God in Reverence

From the songs that we sing to the lives that we live, we will stand firm on the Word of God, holding it as the infallible truth of God and His purpose. Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:105

There’s always a playbook. Let’s remember that when we bring people into our home, we are accomplishing and performing the most important task in the world.

  • We sing songs rooted in Scripture and carefully evaluate theology within lyrics

We Depend on the work
of the Holy Spirit

We Depend on the work
of the Holy Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit working in our midst, we are simply singing songs. In our two-way conversation during worship, we need to be receptive to the work of the Holy Spirit within our worship. Romans 15:13, John 14:16, 2 Corinthians 3:17

At the end of the day, no matter how hard we plan an event, there needs to be another supernatural level.

  • We pray before every rehearsal and service for the Spirit of God to move.

We are a team of
Ushers

We are a team of
Ushers

Just as we welcome someone at the front door of our home, it is our role to bring people through an experience. We are ushers – bringing people around His table to proclaim worth (share stories) of what Jesus has done. Galatians 5:13, Acts 26:6-7

Let’s meet people at the door. Welcome them, bring them in, sit them around a beautiful table, and listen to the music of a perfect conversation

  • We are not a silo ministry. We will be out in the lobby greeting people and meeting new people before, during, and after the services
  • We will adhere to the dress code that is provided
  • We key songs and create environments that are acceptable to all people from all demographics and walks of life

We are Worshippers first

We are Worshippers first

As creatives we are constantly looking to use our art in every way imaginable. We express art in our emotions and express our emotions in our art. In the House of God, we are gathered not as musicians and artists, but as worshippers who use our gifts to glorify Him and usher His people. When off stage, we worship wholeheartedly and as passionately as we do onstage. Isaiah 25:1, Psalm 150:6, 1 Chronicles 16:34

We are not here to showcase our top-notch chef skills. This meal isn’t about us – it’s all about Him

  • We want you to be submerging yourselves in worship music throughout the week. We want you to study it, absorb it, and most importantly, be a worshipper throughout the week

We value Excellence in
everything we do

We value Excellence in
everything we do

We are hungry for growth. We are hungry to get better. We yearn to grow in our craft, in our spiritual walk, and in our environments. Therefore, we highly value excellence, as it shows that we are showing how seriously we take the preparation and proclamation of the house. Colossians 3:23, 2 Peter 1:3-5

Don’t settle for mediocre frozen food and a partially clean house. Let’s CREATE and work hard at preparing the house for our guests.

  • We prioritize and require your attendance to rehearsal because we think excellence matters
  • We expect you to come to rehearsal already prepared. Rehearsal is a run-through to tighten the band and not a time for you to learn your music

We choose Unity
over division

We choose Unity
over division

Art is subjective. What I think looks good may be different than what you think looks good. Not only is art subjective, but artists are subjective. In this house, under this vision, let’s strive to be unified. Let’s rally with a common voice and put our personal preferences aside, as they are never as important as the goal. This is way easier said than done, so in the gap of communication and the tense moments, let’s intentionally choose unity over division. 1 Corinthians 1:10, Ephesians 4:11-13

Let’s be unified with our guests and keep our experiences uniformed. There’s a place for disagreements, but let’s talk once the guests leave

  • We will use our circle of influence to cast vision about worship and the importance of corporate singing while not engaging in ‘worship wars’ conversations (song selection, tempo, volume, etc.)

We stand only by the
finished work of Christ
crucified

We stand only by the
finished work of Christ
crucified

Let’s not overthink or underthink our role in all of this. Without Christ and Him crucified, we have nothing and are nothing. Therefore, every song and every set will be centered around Jesus. John 3:16, John 14:6, 1 Corinthians 1:18,23, Mark 15:25-39

There’s one common thread through all of us in all of our events – Jesus. It’s the purpose of the meal and the purpose of our gathering.

  • We will take communion regularly as a team to continue to humble ourselves and prioritize the living Christ.