Beginning Fall 2018, Growing in Grace is moving to an every other week schedule.
We look forward to seeing you when our meetings resume on August 10!
GROWING IN GRACE IS AN INTERDENOMINATIONAL WOMEN'S GROUP SEEKING TO
EQUIP MOMS WITH KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERMENT TO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN WELL.
THROUGH BI-Monthly MEETINGS FOCUSING ON FUN DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES,
MOMS AND KIDS ARE CONNECTing IN HEART WAYS.
Growing in Grace (GiG) is an interdenominational women’s group that meets every other week to do fun, developmental activities with our children. We focus on ages 0-5, tailoring the activities to a child growing and learning through their environment. The activities are set up so you can play and engage with your child while observing their learning style, and their developing brain. The program was designed by our founder, Stacy Lyons, a certified and licensed Occupational Therapist, a discipline that focuses on child sensory development. While Stacy and her sweet family moved to Columbia, SC in the spring, her vision and legacy live on with GiG Atlanta.
What is GROWING IN GRACE?
The activities are focused on ages 0-5, and our play space is set up to facilitate a safe environment for young children to explore. Parents are required to stay at the facility as this is set up as a parent-child group.
Who can come to GiG?
Through the generous funding of the non-profit, Orchard (previously Atlanta Community Ministries), GiG is free for parents and children to attend. Many of the activities involve movement and textures, so dress your children in comfortable play clothes that are okay to get messy, as well as non-slip socks.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE COMING?
We meet every other Friday morning from 10 am – 12 pm at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee. (See our Schedule above for upcoming meetings.) Moms can check in downstairs for snack time before we move to the upstairs rooms for activities. Parking is free and plentiful, with direct access into the building. Park in the large parking lot situated between Bolton Rd and Parrott Rd. The entrance door is clearly marked with the ministry logo.
When does the group meet?
Beginning at 10, coffee is provided for the moms and a snack is provided for the kids. This also allows for a rolling arrival, as we know how difficult it can be to get out the door with kiddos. After snack time (roughly around 10:15), we go upstairs and break into groups to engage in 15-minute activity segments and come together for group playtime after each segment. At the end, we return to the welcome room to calm our kiddos (have fruit puree "popsicles" and do announcements before our closing song).
What's the basic format?
Our goal is to teach parents about the development and learning styles in each of our children. With the biblical worldview, we see that all people are sinful and have limitations. Our children are the same. They will have difficulties just as they will have strengths, and GiG attempts to help parents see their kiddos for their strengths and weaknesses so we can teach them well and “speak their language”. This is a guilt free zone, where we seek to learn about our children and how God designed them all unique and special.