GEMS is a worldwide organization whose vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others— girls equipped, motivated, and passionately engaged in living out their faith. The curriculum lessons provided are all biblical-based and encourage Christian service to church and community.
Here at the Intercessor, the GEMS aim is “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8. It is a relationship-based and relationship-building club program created especially to bring our young girls together for fellowship & fun! The girls develop life skills by earning new badges, doing challenging crafts, going on exciting field trips, praying for one another and participating in a monthly Bible Challenge. Some of our recent events that earned badges have included baking, biking, boxes of love deliveries, crafts, floral arrangements, ice skating, rock climbing, and pet training.
We have two groups divided by age: The Awareness Girls consist of girls in 1st grade through 3rd; and the Discovery Girls are grades 4th through 6th. We meet on most Wednesday afternoons, from 4:30- 6pm in Parish Hall with the first Friday each month starting with pizza dinner! We generally follow the school calendar and do not have GEMS on school holidays. There are dues collected at the start and half way point of the year which cover the cover the cost of the 5-7 events or field trips, pizza, the annual Mother-daughter tea and camping weekend.
All of our counselors are excited to build affirming and encouraging relationships with your daughters. This year in the Awareness Group we have Joan Connolly, Angela Kobetitsch, and Mary Kroner.; In the Discovery Group we have Maria Maloney, Theresa Schmid, and Jessica Zizza.
If you wish to enroll your daughter, please email Susan by clicking here or speak to one of the counselors listed above.