Sunday Mornings for Children
We warmly invite you and your children to join us on Sunday mornings for a time of spiritual enrichment and fun.
Visiting for the first time?
Please feel free to contact Ashley Martinage, the Director of Faith Formation, if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a time to familiarize yourself with our buildings before coming to worship for the first time. On Sunday morning, feel free to ask an Usher or Greeter to introduce you to her before the worship service.
Infants and Toddlers
Child care for infants and toddlers is provided by trained professionals on Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Our well-equipped nursery is located in Room 104 on the lower floor of the Hunter Education Building. We utilize a parent pager system, so you can be reached if necessary. Beginning at age 3, children are welcome to transition from the nursery to the Pre-K class.
Pre-K through Fifth Grade
We offer Sunday School during our 11:00 a.m. service during the school year, and during our 10:00 a.m. service in the summer.
Children begin worship in the Sanctuary with their families. Following the “For the Child in All of Us” time, they exit the Sanctuary through the front transept door closest to the piano and go to their classes in the Hunter Building, which is connected to the Sanctuary. Rooms in the 100 series are on the 1st floor; those in the 200 series are on the 2nd floor. Children may be met in their classrooms following the service.
Rock Spring uses the SHINE curriculum. It encourages imaginative, interactive biblical storytelling; explores the meaning of the Bible within the gathered class community; helps children cultivate the inner life of the Spirit through spiritual practices; emphasizes peacemaking and service; provides interesting, engaging activities; and encourages reflection and wondering. You can learn more about SHINE at their website.
Classes are grouped by age/grade. Groupings are flexible. If you have questions about which class is right for your child, please speak with Ashley Martinage.
Rock Spring celebrates communion on the first Sunday of every month. On those Sundays, children in Pre-K through 4th grade will go to Sunday School as usual, but will be returned to the Sanctuary to share in communion with their family. Students in 5th grade and up will remain in the worship service. All are welcome at the Table.
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Rock Spring's Safe Church policy and good classroom management practices require that two adults be present in each Sunday School classroom. We have a dedicated core of teachers, and are looking for volunteers to be the Class Helper in several of the classrooms. The Helper provides an extra set of hands for the day's activities, and has no preparation responsibilities. This is a great way to get to know our younger Rock Springers. To sign up for one or more Sundays, follow this link: http://bit.ly/RSclasshelper. You can also speak to Ashley.