Children's Ministry

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Children's Ministry at AAEC

At AAEC our children (Ages newborn to 12) experience safe, age-appropriate environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way. From newborns to 24 months, we offer a nursery and toddler during our worships services and events. All other children ages 3-12 attend our AAEC Friday School program!

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting AAEC Friday School for the first time:


First, everything begins at a place we call the Youth Building. Anyone of our staff will be happy to show you where this is, or you can check out this video. There we will meet your family, check your child into our system, and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.


Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):


  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

How check-in works

Before Service: You can bring your child to the check-in station in the Youth Building. Please aim to have your child check in by no later than 15 minutes prior to Friday School (8:45am and 10:45am), as this will allow them to enjoy the entire worship experience. After finding your child’s name in the database, you and your child will be given matching name tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the name tag portion while you hold on to the matching tag.


After Service: After the service is complete, you can collect your child at the same place you checked in.

Nursing Room (Room 101)

During Friday services (9am-10:30am, 11am-12:30pm), a nursing room is reserved exclusively for mother's infants to enjoy the services in a more private and quiet environment. The service is streamed live to this room.

Children's Ministry Staff

Sage Gramby joined the AAEC leadership team in 2016 as the Children's Ministry Director.


Don and Sage have been married for thirty-two years; labouring together and raising their family in the Lord. They have been blessed to serve our Lord for thirty years. In this time, they have worked in many ministries; teaching all ages the gospel. 


During the early years she worked over sixteen years in early child development, teaching and developing curriculum for all ages. Her later years she worked for 15 years in the Department of Health & Human Services for North Carolina, developing work programs for children with special needs. Sage and Don count it all joy to be here with the families at AAEC, working together in the Lord.

Pili Salū has recently just joined the AAEC Children's Ministry as the Curriculum Specialist. His beautiful wife Joyce and he, have been in the UAE for 1 year, leaving their amazing families and friends back in New Zealand and Samoa. Pili's background is a youth worker and Joyce is currently a grade 1 teacher at Emirates National School.


He enjoys sports and food, but mainly spending time with his wife. Pili and Joyce, have together, been involved in the kids church and youth ministry back in NZ, teaching and creating an atmosphere for children and youth, who yearn to learn more about our God.

Have any questions?

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