September marks the beginning of the Sunday school and youth programs at many churches. We’ve listed a sampling of Grimes area churches and a brief description of youth programs offered during the school year.
Maranatha Baptist Church, 877 S.E. 19th St. Sunday school is offered at 9:30 a.m. prior to the regular 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Maranatha offers family-friendly Biblically-based education for every age group, from newborn to adult. ANAWA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) is a weekly Bible club for school-aged children that meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. Information can be found at www.maranathabaptist.org or by calling 515-986-9202.
First Presbyterian Church of Grimes, 410 S. Third St. offers Sunday school for school-aged children during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. A nursery is available at that time as well. Adult Sunday school follows a post-service fellowship and begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school programs do not meet on the first Sunday of the month when Communion is served at the worship service. For information on Sunday school and monthly youth group programs, call 515-986-3720 or view the latest monthly bulletin at www.grimesfirstprebyterianchurch.org.
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 1001 S. James St. On Sundays, the 3-year-old through second grade children meet for music from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary, then have lessons in individual classrooms. The older elementary children meet in classrooms first, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. followed by music in the sanctuary until 10:15. Elementary students will be following the Spark program. Lessons, taken from both the Old and New Testament are taught through art, music, games and science, which helps accommodate the different ways that children learn.
A youth group for junior and senior high students meets weekly throughout the school year. Fall activities for youth include the Fall Outreach in October, which is a free labor of love and service to Grimes residents who need some help, such as raking leaves or cleaning windows. For information, call the church at 515-986-3077 or click on www.stpeterofgrimes.org.