Children




We partner with parents to create a loving, safe, and inviting environment for children to know, love, and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is to assist in the creation of spiritually healthy, connected families through Nursery, Sunday School, and Kids’ Church on Sundays; and through other programs for children and their families during the year.

For information or to volunteer for this important ministry, please contact Katie Freer, Children’s Pastor – or contact the church office at 301-654-2488, ext. 237. Katie will be on maternity leave from mid-August until mid -October – please contact Family Pastor Gary Wieder at ext. 232 during this period.


PROGRAMS

Sunday School (9 a.m. on Sunday mornings, September – June)

Children from Pre-K – 4th grade are invited to learn about Jesus’ great love for each of them. Register at the link above. All classes are on the second floor.

Sunday check-in: ALL children must be checked in in the Lower Lobby (Ground Floor  “Oliver Street entrance”, near playground) or on the 2nd floor, near the elevator.

Kids’ Church (10:15 – 10:45 on Sundays)

Kids’ Church meets every Sunday of the year, except the Sunday after Christmas. Children who are already in Sunday School go directly to Kid’s Church.  Children who are just arriving for one of the 10 a.m. services are dismissed together during the service to join their friends; all rejoin their parents in the service before communion.

Infant and Toddler Nurseries (0 – 3 years)

Our Infant and Toddler Nurseries, located on the Ground Floor, are open Sundays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. The Infant Nursery is equipped with cribs, changing table, baby swings, toys, books and rocking chairs.

Please let the Nursery staff know of any special instructions or allergies. Please bring diapers, wipes, bibs, pacifiers, change of clothes, bottles, formula and anything else your child will need while in our care. All personal items & clothing should be clearly marked with your child’s name.

Special Events

We have a number of special events during the year for children and families, such as the Fall and Advent Festivals, the Christmas Pageant, Vacation Bible School, etc.  Please click HERE for the Children’s Ministry calendar.

All Saints Preschool

All Saints Preschool (ASP) is a ministry of the church, serving children of all faiths and backgrounds from ages 1 – Pre-Kindergarten.  Please click HERE to go to the ASP website for more information.

 

 

Children’s Ministry Events Calendar

September 2019 – June 2020

September
1 – “Welcome Back” Picnic on Lawn, 11:20
8 – Sunday School Kickoff (classes begin, 9 am)

October
12 – Fall Festival, 11 am – 2 pm

December
1 – Sunday School Thanksgiving Lesson
4 – Family Advent Festival
22 – Sunday School Nativity Lesson
24 – Children’s Christmas Pageant Service  (rehearsals 12/15 & 12/18)
29 – NO Sunday School or Kids’ Church

January
5 – Epiphany Lesson

February
25 – Pancake Supper

March
15 – Special Sunday School Lesson

April
5 – Palm Sunday
8 – “Holy Week Through a Child’s Eyes” & Family Soup Supper
12 – Easter Sunday
26 – First Communion Sunday

May
31 – Last Day of Sunday School

June
13 & 20 – VBS Volunteer Training
June 22-26 – Vacation Bible School

BAPTISM DATES

  • September 22
  • November 3
  • January 12
  • February 23
  • May 31