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.

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 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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

Latest News

Everyone will have noticed by now a slow-down in the project. This is due to our main contractor, NKB, walking off the job on August 1 and informing us by letter that they could not complete the work.

On September 10 at 10:00 a.m., we will welcome guest preacher Rev. Sid Lovett for a service focused on peace and specifically the important work of the US Institute for Peace. Following worship, join together for a congregational lunch to catch up with the Rock Spring family after the summer.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.