Grace Community Christian Reformed Church

The name GEMS is an acronym which stands for
Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior.
It clearly identifies the purpose for which the ministry was created.

GEMS Girls' Club is for girls in grades 1 thru 8.

Meetings are 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00-8:45pm, 
during the school year.

If you are interested in joining our group, 
fill out the form below to get information or 'pre-register'.


Click the link at the very bottom of this page
and you'll be taken directly to the GEMS organization homepage.
Once there you can find out more about the GEMS program and find useful information and/or
activities to use at home that relate to our theme for the year.


Pam (Head Counselor), Carol, Kaitlyn, Chris, & Barb


What is GEMS?

GEMS Girls' Clubs is a relationship building, club program created especially for girls! GEMS Clubs are offered in local churches and other Christian organizations all across the US and Canada. 
Girls in first through eighth grades are eligible for membership.
(A registration/information form is included at the bottom of this page for your convenience.)

In club, many fun and exciting things happen:

  • Participate in team building
  • Enjoy dynamic singing, creative movement and signing
  • Develop important life skills through badge activities
  • Learn how to apply the Bible to your life
  • Make creative and fun crafts


  • Participate in service projects that make a difference in other's lives


  • Find answers to challenges that girls face today

The purpose of GEMS Girls' Clubs is to help bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well ? between girls and between girls and their counselor (leader).
Girls in clubs are organized into groups. And it is through these groups, and the weekly interactions that take place in club that faith is nurtured and developed, and long lasting friendships are made. 

The ministry of GEMS Girls' Clubs has been serving churches for over forty-nine years. During these years, thousands of girls' lives have been changed forever. Today, there are more than 23,000 girls who are members of GEMS Girls' Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors.

The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and other Christian organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
GEMS has been recognized as the official youth serving agency for the Christian Reformed Church.
Curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.

Use the secure form below to receive information or register for GEMS
for the 2017-18 season.
You will receive an automated email response after you submit your request.
A counselor will contact you by the method you requested
as soon as possible.

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For more information on the GEMS Girls' Club
visit their site at: http://www.gemsgc.org/index.php

Annual Theme

Each year, a Scripture passage is selected and a theme is developed around that Scripture to make the passage come alive for the girls. Bible studies, crafts, games, and other fun activities are created to teach the truth of God’s Word that is found in the theme.

Jesus invites us to follow Him. This is an invitation to receive His love and to live like Him. Our Savior rescues and forgives. Immanuel walks with us and guides us. And our Teacher invites us to learn from Him. He asks us to walk In His Steps.

 "Whoever claims to live in him
must live as Jesus did."

(1 John 2:6)

When we choose to follow Jesus and live deeply aware of His presence, we will change from the inside out. Our words, actions, attitudes, and even where and how we step will be transformed.

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