Here’s a phrase you will never hear at Rock Spring: Children (or youth) are the future of the church. We recognize children and youth as an integral part of the church at every age and stage of their lives. We meet each one where they are on their journey, nurturing their faith and spirit as they grow more fully into the person God has already made them to be. Rock Spring is an intentional safe space where each child and youth is affirmed, encouraged, and celebrated for exactly who they are.
Children and youth are always welcome in our worship services, as participants and leaders. They are often invited to read scripture, sing, and serve with their families as greeters or ushers. When we are worshiping in person, there is an activity table at the rear of the Sanctuary with quiet activities and fidget toys. While we are worshiping remotely, a coloring page is emailed every Friday (join Rock Spring’s email list here). A variety of at-home resources are being provided to families registered in our program, and we are offering periodic online classes such as Story & Stretch.
When we are meeting in person, we offer weekly Sunday School for children preschool through 5th grade, and Youth of Rock Spring (YoRS) faith formation for Middlers (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12).
Our nursery, staffed by experienced professionals, is open throughout Sunday mornings and for other programs by request.
Social justice and hands-on service are core components of all of our programs for children and youth. Examples include participating in stream cleanups, making bagged meals for the homeless, and joining the rest of the congregation for All Hands on Deck. Older youth give back to the church by cooking meals for congregational events, and offering activities for younger children such as Kids Day Out and an annual Haunted House.
Before your child or youth begins participating in any of our programs, please complete a registration form. Only one form is needed per family.
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