Our Education Programs
Adult Christian Education is under the direction of our Rector, Fr. Shannon Leach.
There is a weekly series held on Sunday morning following the 8:00 am service and prior to the 10:30 am
service. The time is 9:30 am to 10:15 am. Topics may be a single session and others may span a number
of weeks. The topics are edifying, provocative and holy. Occasional breaks will be announced in the
Service Bulletin, the "Upcoming Events"
column of the website, and the E-Newsletter prior to postponement.
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their
faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and
play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method
serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. The tools of this program,
were lovingly created by Duane Schaefer, former Jr. Warden, and skilled craftsman.
ALL CLASSES ARE HELD IN THE PARISH HALL (PH).
Teachers gather the kids from Church after the beginning service and follow the Crucifer to the Parish Hall.
Children are accompanied by their teachers back to church during the Peace.
Grace in the Desert offers Nursery School to infants up to the age of four (4) and Sunday School for the following age groups:
- Age five(5) to 2nd grade: (Held outside the PH Nursery)
- 3rd grade to 5th grade: (PH Conference Room)
- Youth group: 6th grade to 12th grade (PH)
The Nursery is a spacious and safe area always covered by two people who are licensed by the Diocese.
The Sunday School classes are taught by teams of two people who are licensed by the Diocese.
The Youth Group class is taught at a table in the Parish Hall dining area.
Vacation Bible School
Grace in the Desert offers a week-long Vacation Bible School each summer for children age 4 through 5th grade.
All children are welcome. The curriculum is non-denominational.
This year’s VBS at Grace will be held Monday through Friday, June 18 to 22, 2018. The time Mon – Thursday is from 9am – 2pm and on Friday from 9am to 12:30pm.
Children age 4 through Grade 5 (going into 6th) are welcome to apply.
Specific questions can be directed to the Priest Associate,
The Reverend JoAnn Leach who can be reached through the church office (702) 838-7444.