Ministry of Children on Sundays

Nursery (Infants to Age 2)

Nursery care is provided for children from birth to 2 years old during the 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. services. Classes are staffed by regular workers and volunteers who establish consistent and positive relationships with the children.

During the 8:00 a.m. service, a smaller group of children ranging from infants to kindergarten is cared for in one room. There is no Sunday School provided during this hour.

During the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services, nursery care is divided into rooms by developmental milestone (infants, crawlers, toddlers). Children are cared for by loving volunteers and enjoy activities such as singing, playing together, and snack time.

There is space to leave a diaper bag for your child. We ask that parents provide feeding instructions and include extra diapers and a change of clothes. All items should be labeled with the child’s name.


Preschool (Age 2 to 5)

Children who have turned 2 by September 1st are eligible to attend Sunday School and “Cherub Church” in the Fall. Midyear, a Young 2s classes is added for children that have turned 2 during the school year.

Sunday School

Sunday School for age 2 to Pre-Kindergarten is offered at the 9:30 a.m. hour. Children journey through the Bible learning Bible stories and verses as they develop positive attitudes toward God, the church, and others.

Cherub Church

During the 11:00 am service, Cherub Church is offered for children age 2 to Pre-Kindergarten. Children start out in their classrooms and are escorted by their teachers to Cherub church where they sing songs, learn Catechism, and hear a lesson based on the sermon that is adapted to their level. They are escorted back to their classrooms for crafts and activities. Parents pick up their children in their classrooms after the service.


Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Sunday School

Sunday School for Kindergarten to 5th grade is offered at the 9:30 a.m. hour.

During the school year, the Elementary Sunday School classes follow curriculum tailored to their grade level.

  • Kindergartners discover Jesus through both Old and New Testament stories.
  • First graders walk through a presentation of the attributes of God, a curriculum designed to build foundational theology.
  • Second graders learn about God’s character and discover that God’s promises are true and reliable because He is trustworthy.
  • Third graders study redemptive history from Genesis through Revelation.
  • Fourth graders survey the growth of the early church through the Acts of the apostles.
  • Fifth graders study the kings and prophets of Israel from Joshua to the end of the Old Testament.

During the summer, the Elementary Sunday School classes enjoy learning from different pastors and leaders within the church. Children are taught lessons based on the current sermon series, and enjoy singing and other activities.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is offered for children age Kindergarten to 3rd grade at the 11:00 a.m. hour. Children start out in the service with their parents and are dismissed to Children’s Church before the sermon. The children are taught a lesson based on the sermon, sing a hymn of the month, learn Catechism/Creeds and other studies on doctrine, and enjoy small group activities. Parents pick up their children after the service.


Children with Special Needs

We have a ministry to children with special needs called “Special Blessings.

Contacts

Marie LeDuc

Family Ministries Administrative Assistant

301-320-3600 x 231

Paige Malkus

Director of Children’s Ministry

301-320-3600 x 218

Caroline Perrin

Children's Ministry Coordinator

301-320-3600 x 219