Children are welcome as full participants in our 9am service, whether online or in person. We have children's creative materials onsite for play during church. Families are then invited to walk to the park after the 9am service for Wild Wonder, an informal time of nature exploration.
All other children's ministry is on hold due to COVID.
We love children and value them as full participants in our community, with lots to teach us about the life of faith.
All children are welcome in the sanctuary with their families for as much of the service as they would like; we don't mind noise and wiggles! There is a children's nook with materials for quiet play at the back of the sanctuary, which families are welcome to use during the service.
In addition, Incarnation offers the following children's programs:


Nursery care is available for children under age 3. The nursery is a safe and welcoming space for children to play and wonder.
Parents may drop their children off at the nursery at the beginning of the service. They then go pick up their children from the nursery during The Peace (a part of the service when people greet one another, just before communion). We love welcoming our youngest members back to the sanctuary to participate in communion with our entire church family. 


The Atrium is a place of worship and prayer specially suited to children. There, children ages 3-9 may participate in  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, our kids' program. They begin the service in Atrium, and then return to their parents in the sanctuary in time to participate in communion with our community.


Children ages 10 and up participate in the service. They may volunteer to help with the liturgy, A/V, and the Atrium as desired (we are happy to train them!). In addition, all middle- and high-school age children are invited to join Apex, the youth group we share with Restoration Anglican (our partner congregation in North Arlington).


Every 3rd Sunday is a Family Sunday, in which adults and children of all ages worship together for the entire service. These services give our kids an opportunity to learn the rhythms of the liturgy, our adults an opportunity to worship alongside children, and our volunteers a welcome Sunday off. Many in our congregation say these are their favorite Sundays, noise and wiggles and all!


We are committed to the safety and protection of our youngest members. All nursery, Atrium, and youth volunteers have cleared a thorough background check and have been trained in child-safety practices, and we follow the child-protection policies of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, we use a quick, electronic check-in system to create matching name tags for parents and children at church.