We are resuming a scaled down GraceKids for a season so we can serve parents and little ones, but do so in a responsible way given our current limitations of space and available volunteers.
At this time we are having classes for children Nursery through age 5. We are using our largest classrooms so that we can distance as much as possible. Drop off begins 10 minutes before the service, and classes last for the duration of our meeting.
We sterilize all toys and surfaces in the GraceKids classrooms each week. We also fog all building surfaces with a plant based, EPA-registered bactericide, virucide, tuberculocide and fungicide that contains no harmful chemicals. In addition, we recently installed ionizers on all air handlers to kill airborne contaminants and keep them from circulating in the building.
Like our main auditorium, masks are available* for those in GraceKids but they will not be required. (*The CDC discourages mask use for children under 2.)
If you prefer to keep your children with you, we have multiple seating options available. In addition to seating in the main auditorium (where masks are optional), we also have set aside the balcony and the multi-purpose room as spaces where masks are required (so anyone wishing to wear a mask for the duration of the service may do so in proximity to others also masked for the duration). We have coloring sheets available each week and invite you to bring your own creative tricks and tools to keep them occupied during the meeting.
We ask all parents to help make their children aware of steps they can take to not spread germs, and encourage you to keep a close eye on their activity before and after the service.
If you are sick, have been sick, or have had a sick member of your household in the past 7 days, please refrain from gathering with us in person as an act of love to those that are most vulnerable to the more serious effects of the virus. Instead, please join us via live stream. Thank you!