Children's Sunday School: Most Sundays from September to May, all children age 2 through Grade 5 will start Sunday School at 10:30 AM. Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education, oversees our rotating teams of caring, enthusiastic teachers.
Worshiping Together: There are Sundays when everyone worships together: special holidays, outdoor worship, or "Fifth Sunday, One Community" services. This way, children learn and absorb the rhythm of the full worship experience and worshipers of all ages can lean into the baptismal vows we make to support our youngest members of the church to grow in their faith. "Busy bags" full of quiet activities are available at the Welcome Desk for children to enjoy while they are in the Sanctuary. Caregivers with restless young ones may make use the Library (down the hall by the restrooms) or the Octagon room (across the Narthex from the Sanctuary doors) to take a break.
Children's Chapel: The DuVall Chapel offers us a brief Chapel worship experience with prayer, music, and short message.
Children's Sundays: About once a month on Children's Sunday, all children begin in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. with their families and participate in the Children's Message before moving to their Sunday School classes with their teachers. The Children's Choir may presents an anthem at this service.
Sunday Morning Youth: All youth will be in worship in the Sanctuary during the 10:30 worship hour, and are encouraged to volunteer as Lay Readers, sing with the Sanctuary choir, assist the A/V team, welcome and greet people, or offer to help in some other capacity.
Just visiting or joining a class? Drop-in visitors are always welcome, and children can join a class at any point during the year. There is no need to register ahead of time. If you're new, simply stop at the Visitor's Desk by the main front door and they can point you to the right classroom. To help keep everyone safe and happy, our classroom teachers will ask new visitors to write down children's names, parent/guardian emergency contact numbers, and allergy info.
For the littlest ones: Nursery care is available for pre-K and children age 2 and under during the 10:30 worship service year-round. Our professional nursery workers love babies and love to care for them. The nursery is located in Room 202.
In the summer: June, July, and August feature a “One Room” (or two-room) Sunday School class for children age 2 through 5th grade. Our popular "Kids with Compassion" series includes hands-on community service projects such as making sandwiches for Interfaith Works, packing Smart Sacks for school lunches, creating fleece blankets for Project Linus, and similar activities.
Finding your classroom: For Nursery through Grade 5, take the elevator or use the stairs near the Library to reach the second floor. Signs on each door (and helpful teachers and parents) can help you locate the specific room for your young student. You'll notice that we also share our classroom space with Brookewood School, an independent girls' school in residence here during the weekdays.