Ages 2–6th grade is a formative time for kids: they’re developing critical thinking skills and establishing the knowledge that will guide their faith and their spiritual lives for years to come.

Through age-appropriate study, activities, and community gatherings, we help your children not just gain knowledge, but experience gospel grace and build friendships as a foundation for their young lives.

Ministry Details

Staff Contacts

Mary Palekas
Director of Children’s Ministry
[email protected]

Emily Pirozzolo
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry: Upper Elementary
[email protected]

July Summer Sunday School

For the month of July, we’ll have a special Summer Sunday School for just-graduated Kindergarten–5th graders.* (Please note that grade promotion does not happen until September.) To help our kids engage in worship, we’re taking a break from our regular New Testament Curriculum and spend 4 weeks exploring the different elements of liturgy in a worship service. We want to help our children understand each part of worship and why we do what we do!

In addition to a different curriculum, we will also have different class offerings listed below. Don’t worry, your check-in name tags will tell you exactly where to go, and you can always stop by the welcome desk with any questions!


  • K–3rd combined in Room 16–17
  • No 4th & 5th grade Sunday School


  • K–3rd combined in Room 16–17
  • 4th & 5th grade in Room 19

Our hope for the summer is to give all of our regular Sunday School teachers a much needed break. If you are able to help with elementary Sunday School in July, even for just one week, we would love to have you! Please email [email protected] for more details.

*Rising 7th graders are encouraged to participate in our Student Ministries Sunday School.

August: Sunday School on Break

During the month of August, all our Sunday ministry classes are taking a break; no Nursery, Children’s/Student Sunday School, or Adult Christian Education (ACE) classes. A Wiggle Room will be open; families who need more space to connect to worship can head to the McLean Room anytime during the services!

Children’s Sunday School

Resumes September 11

Classes bring the Bible to life to help children learn and apply gospel grace to their lives. Our lessons this year were taken from The Gospel Story Bible and other Scripture-centered resources.


** Please note that we follow Fairfax County Public Schools with our class groupings. September 30th is the age cut-off for each class. For example, if your child turns three on October 1st, 2022, they remain in the two-year-old Sunday School class for the entire year.

Stay in Touch

Our Children’s Ministry e-mail newsletter is sent once a month, with helpful updates, event registrations, and other ways your family can get connected to our church.