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 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. during the summer. 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.
Preschool 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. In the summer, we have classes for preschool-5th grades; youth in grades 6 and up remain in worship or may volunteer to assist with Sunday school.
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 Preschool through 5th grade will go to Sunday School as usual, but will return to the Sanctuary to share in communion with their family. All are welcome at the Table.
Latest Sunday Mornings for Children News
Calling all youth! It’s our first summer “PopUp YoRS.” Summer is the perfect time to have a cold lunch... So we’ll gather in the Saegmuller Room after church and then walk to Zinga for frozen yogurt. Bring $5 and wear your walking shoes. Come and catch up with your YoRS friends! We’ll be back at church by 1:00 p.m. for pickup.
Sunday, June 25, 11:15-1:00 p.m.
During the summer months, Rock Spring has two Sunday School classes for children in Preschool-1st grade and 2nd-5th grades. The summer curriculum is called An Illustrated Compassion, and focuses on compassion stories in the Bible. We schedule teachers and teacher assistants on a week-to-week basis, making this an excellent time to try out Sunday School teaching without a big commitment. Interested? Contact Ashley or signup here: http://bit.ly/RSSS2017