For it was you who formed my inmost parts; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works.
— Psalm 139:13-14
Sunday School is held each week for children ages 4-11 from 9:15 am until 10:00 a.m. Classes are led by trained volunteers who are also Safe Church Certified.
We have two classes for children ages Pre-K (4 years) to 1stgrade and 2nd—4th. Spark Lectionary is a three-year curriculum that correspond to the Scriptures studied in worship. There are four parts to each class:
Gather – Snack-Time and Warm-Up Activity
Open the Bible – Explore the day’s story
Activate Faith –Respond to Story with Activity
Send – Closing Activity and prayer
We encourage children to be a part of our worship services each week. There are activity bags for children 9 and under. Many parents find that sitting near the front helps their children to participate more fully. Don’t worry if your child is noisy. Their presence reminds us of all that is good in the world.
Children are provided their own bulletin with Scripture readings and activities. Each bulletin has discussion starters for parents and children.
Children’s sermons take place on the 1st Sunday of the month.This year’s theme is “Fruit of the Spirit,” taken from Galatians 5:22-23. Each month, children will learn about a different fruit with follow-up to occur during Children’s Chapel on the 3rdSunday of each month.
Children’s Chapel takes place on the 3rd Sundays during the 10:15 service and provides children ages 4-7 an opportunity to engage in developmentally appropriate worship. Children depart after the opening Hymn of Praise and return to their parents at the Peace.
Our nursery is open for children 5 and younger every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and is staffed by two trained volunteers with certification in Safe-Child Standards. The nursery is also always looking for volunteers who are willing to serve as substitutes or as extra help on days that have particularly large attendance. Contact the church office if you are interested in signing up.
Children ages 8 and older are invited to serve as readers, acolytes, ushers, and musicians. Training is held twice a year.
4th Sunday Families
On the 4thSunday of each month we invite a different family (2 months—100 years of age) to create (draw/paint/build) the bulletin art and serve as ushers, and greeters at either the 8:00 or 10:15 worship service. If you would like, you can even bake the bread for Communion. Click here to sign up
Just for Parents
These Are Our Bodies: Talking Faith and Sexuality at Home and at Church
Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
“These Are Our Bodies”will equip parents with theological, ethical, biological, and practical, resources to have healthy, open discussions around sex, sexuality, and the human body from a faith-based perspective. This workshop is held in partnership with the Episcopal Churches of Southern Maryland and is open to all parents and adult caregivers of children birth to 18 years. Childcare is available. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 28. Cost: $5.00/per family.