Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendars! VBS dates for rising JK through rising 5th grade are June 23 and 30, July 7, 21, and 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. More information to come, but registration is open now at or email Interim Director of Children's Formation Mary Shea Quach directly at msquach [at] gracestlukes [dot] org.

Director of Children's Formation Job Opening

We are seeking an individual who will bring an energy, love, and connectivity with God, children, and families to collaborate and coordinate offerings for children and families while building community connections beyond GSL's own building.

For more information about the Director of Children's Formation position, you can view the job posting here

June Update

Interim Director of Children's Formation Announced

Mary Shea Quach will be joining our GSL team as Interim Director of Children's formation. She is currently working on her Masters in School Counseling and has worked at Moss Hall with early childhood program at St. Mary's Episcopal School as well as worked with 4th and 5th graders at Church of the Holy Communion.  She comes ready and excited to connect with families and their kiddos and is gearing up for VBS and parent socials and many good ways to keep the GSL family connected. She will be with us the months of June, July and August as the search for Director of Children's formation continues. Read more from Mary Shea here.

Children's Formation volunteers needed!

As GSL explores when and the best way to resume in-person programs for children, parent and other adult volunteers will be needed to serve during special events, in the nursery alongside nursery staff, and in classrooms as teachers. If you'd like to help support children's formation in any of these ways, please contact the Rev. Laura F. Gettys, Associate Rector (lgettys at, 901-252-6329).

Life at GSL

Download Life at GSL — Winter-Spring 2021 Guide, a comprehensive publication with winter-spring Christian formation, worship, and music offerings.

The Easter Cave

Virtual Video Premiere of GSL Youth & Children Holiday Greetings and Christmas Pageant

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the faith formation of children that takes place in a specially prepared classroom called an Atrium. Some elements of the child’s Atrium experience lend themselves quite well to at-home use and continue to be available to all families as we enter 2021. Please note: Every family with young children (Toddlers through 5th graders) is invited to enjoy at-home materials. Please see request or sign-up info specific to each material.