“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6
Sunday Morning Classes and childcare
Time: 8:45, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Description: We welcome your family! If you are a first-time visitor, not a problem. We’ll help you get to where you and your family need to go on Sunday morning.
+ Summer Sunday School and Family Service Details
Starting Sunday, June 23, the summer services and childcare/Sunday School options will be as follows:
Sundays 8 a.m. • No childcare offered
Sundays 8:45 a.m. • Nursery and Sunday School* for prekindergarten through K/1. Children in grades 2-5 are welcome to go to the main service with their families.
Sundays 9:30 a.m. • Family Worship Service in the Back40 (third floor) • Children of all ages are welcome! Nursery* will be provided for children ages 0-2. This is a 45- to 55-minute liturgy based service with clergy leadership. We will use the New City Catechism curriculum as our sermon series guide, and Sam Ferguson will begin on June 23 as we answer the question: What is our only hope in life and death? Click here for more information on the New City Catechism and to learn how you can use this curriculum to disciple your children at home.
Sundays 11:00 a.m. • Nursery* will be provided for children ages 0-2 (current Acorns class not included). All other children are welcome in the main service with their families.
*Please note that the nursery is moving to the Learning Center. Pre-K and K/1 students must arrive by 9:10 a.m. in order to attend Sunday School during the 8:45 a.m. service, otherwise we encourage your family to attend the family service at 9:30 a.m.
About Safety: We are set up in both the Ministry Center on the concourse level and the Learning Center on the first floor with computer check-in. The nursery is staffed with paid childcare workers who are trained and screened appropriately. All teachers, paid childcare staff, volunteers, and assistants are trained and screened individuals and are competent to care for and love children. To ensure your child’s safety, we run criminal and sex offender background checks (over age 18), perform face-to-face interviews, check references, and every worker attends “Safeguarding God’s Children Training” every two years.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT (2018-2019)
On Sunday, June 2, over 70 children’s ministry workers and their families gathered in the Back40 to reminisce about God’s faithfulness. This special group of people served as “partners in the gospel” (Philippians 1:5) and have discipled hundreds of young people over the past 10 months. Rebekah Ayre, a high school senior and assistant third-grade teacher, recounted the past seven years she spent with the same group of students. She commented on their growth and development as well as their knowledge and hunger for the teachings of Jesus. Debbi Barth shared her joy in singing praise songs with toddlers during nursery and preschool worship. Sarah Klotz commented on how Ruth Brock taught all three of her boys and how meaningful it was to have a consistent Sunday morning teacher for her children. Several leaders received special recognition for going above and beyond in serving the children of The Falls Church Anglican. These people are: Mark and Julie Jester, Dave and Ginny Badanes, and Brian and Sarah Klotz (biggest class size); Shari Sturm (preschool safety); Ruth Brock (preschool curriculum leader); Kelley Arllen (extra mid-week set-up); Andy Campbell (taught extra lessons); Rebekah Ayre (longest-serving teen).
ways to get involved
+ Sunday morning teaching team
Small group leaders/teachers for Sunday mornings are committed to sharing the love of Jesus with children in grades K-5. If you wish to serve, you will be paired with another adult to lead children in a particular age level every week. Christ-centered curriculum is provided along with supplies to enhance the lesson. Your class will be paired with a prayer partner to cover you and your children each week in prayer. Imparting God’s word to children is a calling that God will bless now and in the years to come. To be a part of this team contact Heather Glyer.
+ Nursery Co-Op
Our nursery is a nursery co-op, which means families using the nursery take turns working in the nursery. Both parents are expected to serve when placed on a team. Teams typically serve once every 5-7 weeks. Once registered, you will receive information from Carly Smith, the nursery registrar, and Laurie Harmer, the nursery director. Serving in the nursery is a blessing. You have the unique opportunity to get to know other families with children the same age as your child. You will bond with children and their families. Who knows, you may even meet your child’s future in-laws!
+ Guild of the Christ Child
The guild is made up of volunteer church members who want to support families who are pregnant, adopting, fostering, and who have just had a baby. We have volunteers who pray for expecting and new parents, as well as for those suffering because of infertility, miscarriage, abortion, illness or other needs. When new babies are born, the Guild offers meals, prayer, and a visit when possible. Other services connected with the Guild are the "Babes with Babes" Bible study group that meets on Thursday mornings, and a Thursday evening working moms group. Please contact Laurie Harmer if you are pregnant, adopting, or have a foster baby. We want to support you.