CHILDREN

Atrium now opens at 9:30am on Sundays! 

 

Children's volunteers: click below to register for Child Safety Training on Sunday, June 12 after church.

We're an intergenerational church that welcomes children as full participants in our community, with lots to teach us about the life of faith. All children are welcome in the service with their families; we don't mind noise and wiggles! We provide materials for quiet play, spiritual formation, and creativity which children are welcome to use during the service. In addition, Incarnation offers the following:

NURSERY NOOK

A nursery area is available in the back corner of our worship space for families with children under age 3. The nook is a safe and welcoming space for children to play and wonder, with picture books, soft toys, and instruments to play along while we sing together.

ATRIUM

The atrium is a place of worship and prayer set aside for children in the back of our worship space at Randolph Elementary. Atrium opens before church at 9:30am for children ages 3-12 to participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Once church begins, children may continue working and praying in the atrium, or return to sit with their families. We wrap up and clean up in time for everyone to participate in communion with the whole church family. 

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS / YOUTH GROUP

Children of all ages are invited to participate in the service and help in various ways. Teenagers may volunteer to help with the liturgy, A/V, the nursery nook, and the atrium as desired (we are happy to train them!). In addition, we offer seasonal bible study groups for teens/tweens, and 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).

CHILD-LED SUNDAYS

Children and youth help lead the worship service on special occasions such as Christ the King and Pentecost. These services give the kids an opportunity to practice the rhythms of the liturgy and the adults an opportunity to learn from our children. Many in our congregation say these are their favorite Sundays!

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

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.