Faith Formation for Children
**ROCK SPRING IS CURRENTLY WORSHIPING ONLINE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19. OUR WORSHIP SERVICE INCLUDES A MESSAGE FOR CHILDREN, AND A CHILDREN'S BULLETIN AND COLORING PAGE FOR ALL AGES ARE SENT IN OUR FRIDAY EMAIL. IN ADDITION, WE ARE OFFERING SPECIAL WEEKDAY PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN IN PRESCHOOL - 5TH GRADE. PLEASE SEE THE CALENDAR FOR THE LATEST OFFERINGS, OR EMAIL DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION ASHLEY MARTINAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.**
Children of all ages are a vital part of our congregation. They 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 program year, Sunday School is offered at the 11:00 a.m. service for children from preschool (beginning at approximately age 3, at the parent's discretion) through 8th grade. At the 9:00 a.m. service, activity bags are available to help children remain engaged in worship, and the nursery is available for children up to 5 years old.
During the summer, we offer Sunday School at the 10:00 a.m. service for children preschool-5th grade.
Children begin each Sunday in the worship service, seated with their parents. Following the Time with Children, they leave for their Sunday School classes.
On 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.
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.