Faith Formation for Children

Children of all ages are a vital part of our congregation. They 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 school year, Sunday School is offered at the 11:00 a.m. service for children from preschool (beginning at approximately age 3, at the parent's discretion) through 8th grade. At the 9:00 a.m. service, activity bags are available to help children remain engaged in worship, and the nursery is available for children up to 5 years old. 

During the summer, we offer Sunday School at the 10:00 a.m. service for children Preschool-5th grade.

Children begin each Sunday in the worship service, seated with their parents. Following the Time with Children, they leave for their Sunday School classes.

On 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.

Rock Spring Cooperative Preschool

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.

Child care for infants and toddlers is provided by trained professionals on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

We warmly invite you and your children to join us on Sunday mornings for a time of faith formation and fun.

Latest News

Your Place in Our Story is the theme for this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. The Finance Board has worked with all Rock Spring boards to create our proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Please attend the Budget Goals meeting on Sunday following the 11 a.m.

Join us to kick off the 2017-18 Rock Spring Recital Series with a special concert featuring the award-winning Howard University Gospel Choir. We hope to fill the Sanctuary to the rafters to hear their exciting and inspirational voices singing praise to God!