Faith Formation for Children
Children of all ages are a vital part of our congregation. Children are always welcome in our worship services and often participate through singing, playing instruments, or reading Scripture. The nursery is available throughout the morning.
During the summer, we offer Sunday School at the 10:00 a.m. service for children preschool-5th grade. Children begin in the worship service, seated with their parents or as a part of the choral procession. Following the Time with Children, they leave for their Sunday School classes.
During the school year, classes are offered at the 11:00 a.m. service for children from preschool (beginning at approximately age 3, at the parent's discretion) through 12th grade. At 9:00 a.m., activity bags and a special children's bulletin are offered to help children remain engaged in worship, and the nursery is available for children up to 5 years old.
On the Sundays when communion is celebrated, the children return to the service to share in the celebration. Even the youngest child can understand the central message of communion: “Take, eat, this is for you . . .” as an act of love.
Founded in 1943 by a group of caring and inventive mothers, Rock Spring is a parent-run school, with a teacher-led curriculum, and children-led play. It is the oldest cooperative pre-school in Arlington.