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Emergency School Closings: In case of closing due to bad weather or building issues, the notice of cancellation will be immediately posted on our website home page (www.divinegrace.net). Announcements will also be made by 6:45 am on all these stations: News/Talk WJR-AM 760, WJBK-TV (FOX2), WDIV-TV (Local 4), WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), WWJ-TV (CBS Detroit), WKBD-TV (CW50), WWJ Newsradio 950. Listen for “Divine Grace School”. Please do not assume that if Lake Orion Public Elementary Schools close we also will be closed. If our school is closed, Childcare and Extended Care (latchkey) also close, as well as after-school activities for that day.
Did you know? Divine Grace encourages the growth of faith in young believers. Here are some great suggestions for creating “family faith habits” for every age group:
Toddlers- Parents give daily blessings (pray over your children at night or in the morning)
3 year-olds- Parents lead family devotions (check out the church library for devotion books)
4 year-olds- Parents model and practice daily prayer (let your children hear you pray out loud)
Kindergarten/1st graders- Families worship regularly, and parents help their children develop relationships with members of their church family (point out the organist, pastor, altar guild volunteer, usher, elder, etc.)
2nd/3rd graders- Parents model and encourage daily, personal Bible reading at home (make a chart or have a contest)
4th graders- Commit to service- Volunteer individually and together as a family (church/school work day)
5th graders- Commit to stewardship- Give regular, first-fruits offerings (set aside part of your allowance)
6th graders- Commit to purity- Monitor and discuss appropriateness of social media, TV, movies, video games, friends, dating, etc. (think- “Where are you putting your eyes?”)
7th/8th graders- Commit to Christ and a Biblical worldview
9th/10th graders- Commit to abstinence
11th/12th graders- Commit to maturity